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Pistons-Celtics Preview 2-15-12

(AP) — A stellar performance from Rajon Rondo over the weekend allowed the Boston Celtics to avoid a third consecutive loss.

The Celtics might need to rely even more heavily on their point guard in the near future.

Injuries are accumulating for Boston, and Kevin Garnett is one of the players whose status is unknown for Wednesday night’s visit from the Detroit Pistons.

Rondo’s ninth career triple-double and second this season – 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds – led the way in Sunday’s 95-91 home victory over Eastern Conference-leading Chicago.

“The way he played tonight, we’re a pretty tough team to stop,” captain Paul Pierce said after the Celtics avoided a three-game skid.

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