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CELTICS 94, PISTONS 80

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics built an early lead en route to a 94-80 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

The NBA’s top-seeded team had lost its first six road games — tying a league record — and was 9-0 at home until losing Detroit in the previous game.

The Pistons will host Game 4 tonight.

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