Stuckey, Monroe lift Pistons past Celtics 98-88

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BOSTON (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 25 points and Ben Gordon hit three 3-pointers in the opening 4:09 of the fourth quarter during a game-breaking spree that carried the Detroit Pistons to a 98-88 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Gordon finished with 22 points for the Pistons, who won for the fifth time in seven games.

Rajon Rondo had a season-high 35 points for Boston one game after he recorded a triple-double. Chris Wilcox, starting in place of the injured Kevin Garnett, had 17 points and nine rebounds.

Celtics forward Paul Pierce scored just 10 points on 3-for-11 shooting, and Ray Allen was held to eight free throws until getting the final basket in the closing seconds to finish with 10 points.

Garnett was a late scratch with a hip flexor.