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  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) loses control of the ball against Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) loses control of the ball against Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) shoots in front of Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) shoots in front of Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (6) drives past Boston Celtics' Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (6) drives past Boston Celtics' Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) keeps tha ball away from Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) keeps tha ball away from Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) and Brandon Jennings (7) react to a foul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) and Brandon Jennings (7) react to a foul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons John Loyer reacts in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons John Loyer reacts in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) reacts after scoring in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) reacts after scoring in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) shoots between Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) and Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) shoots between Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) and Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk drives past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk drives past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) shoots over Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) shoots over Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Detroit Pistons head coach John Loyer talks with his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Detroit Pistons head coach John Loyer talks with his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) passes in front of Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, looks to shoot past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, right, drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) loses control of the ball in front of Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Chris Johnson (12) loses control of the ball against Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) shoots in front of Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (6) drives past Boston Celtics' Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) keeps tha ball away from Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) and Brandon Jennings (7) react to a foul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons John Loyer reacts in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) reacts after scoring in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) watches play in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) shoots between Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries (43) and Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Jerryd Bayless (11) drives past Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler (25) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk drives past Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) shoots over Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Detroit Pistons head coach John Loyer talks with his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Celtics won 118-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 11 points and a season-high 18 assists, Jeff Green scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics had their second-highest scoring output of the season in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Kris Humphries added a season-high 20 points, including two free throws with 25 seconds left to help Boston seal the win after the Pistons closed to 113-109. Humphries also led Boston with 11 rebounds.

Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points, Kelly Olynyk added 18 and Jared Sullinger 14 for the Celtics.

Josh Smith had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons and was one of three Detroit players with double-doubles. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds and Greg Monroe finished with 22 points and 14 boards. Will Bynum added 18 points off the bench for the Pistons.

Detroit controlled the game inside with 54 rebounds to Boston’s 39 and outscored the Celtics 64-44 in the paint, but couldn’t overcome 16 turnovers and Boston’s outside shooting. The Celtics shot 15 for 22 in the third quarter, including eight 3-pointers, in their highest scoring game since beating Orlando 120-105 on Nov. 11.

Boston also had a season-high 38 assists and beat the Pistons for the first time in three meetings this season.

Detroit had rallied from 21-points down to win in Boston on Dec. 18, but the Celtics were able to hold off the Pistons each time they rallied down the stretch this time.

After going 2 for 14 from 3-point range in the first half, the Celtics made five from beyond-the-arc in the first 6 minutes of the third quarter.

Smith pulled Detroit to 69-63 on a 3-pointer with 7:27 left in the period, the Green made back-to-back 3s followed by another from Bayless to stretch Boston’s lead to 78-63. The Celtics finished the period with eight 3s and led 95-84 entering the fourth.

Monroe’s three-point play with 9:28 remaining cut Boston’s lead to 97-89, then Bynum pulled up for a jumper on a fast break to get the Pistons within six.

Detroit stayed within reach and pulled to 113-109 on two free throws by Bynum, but the Pistons had to foul and Humphries sealed it by making two from the line.

The Celtics shot 50 percent in the second quarter and led by 13, but Detroit closed the half on a 9-2 run to pull within 57-49 at the break.

Notes: Drummond’s 45 double-doubles are most for a Detroit player since Isiah Thomas had 47 in 1985-86. ... Humphries’ previous high this season was 19 points. ... Rondo reached 4,101 career assists, passing Bill Russell (4,100) for fifth place in team history. ... Boston finished with just seven turnovers.

Bulls 95, Heat 88 — Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday in Chicago after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation.

Dwyane Wade scored 25 for Miami, but with James struggling again, the Heat dropped their third straight to match their longest losing streak of the season.

James scored 17 points on 8-of-23 shooting and couldn’t come through after Miami blew a 12-point lead down the stretch. With a chance to win it at the end of regulation, he got stripped by Butler on a layup.

Nets 104, Kings 89 — Marcus Thornton scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter against his old team and Joe Johnson added 18 points, helping the Brooklyn Nets overcome an injury to Paul Pierce in a 104-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings Sunday.

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