vs In this match up we have two very different teams headed in possibly different directions. The Pistons are a bit of a cinderella story this year as nobody expected them to make the playoffs much less be a 3 seed, but the outstanding play of Brandon Knight and a new coaching scheme has payed dividends. The Celtics have been one of the powers out east but this year they really hit a few road bumps along the way to the playoffs. They are still a very dangerous team with their amount of experience and Eric Gordon. Keys to the Series: PG Play - Rondo vs Knight will be the marquee match up. Can Rondo put a lid on Knights scoring ability and force the Pistons to look for points elsewhere. Detroit's gameplan against Rondo has been to let him roam free and force the other guys to drain there shots. Will that plan still be effective in the playoffs? Will Detroit get a fast start: If Detroit doesnt grab the 1st two games at the Palace it will dramatically decrease their chances to take the series. Boston has too much experience and in a one or two game series they are quite dangerous especially at home. Detroit needs to hold onto the momentum. Athleticism vs Experience : Will Detroit's depth advantage and young legs prove to be the difference or will Boston's calm and experience lead them to the next round. Statistics: Stat Detroit Boston W/L 39-19 34-24 PPG 97.6 91.6 PAPG 92.8 88.8 FG% .465 .456 3PT% .382 .376 FT% .744 .815 RPG 45.4 42.4 TO 13.1 12.5 My Prediction: Detroit in 6 . Lets hear yours.