The Boston Celtics had been on a tear since the opening of the NBA season compiling a record of 20-2. The off-season acquisition of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen had sent Doc Rivers team off the chart in the Eastern Conference.
But the Detroit Pistons are a team full of veterans who never seem to be out of a game and that was the case on Wednesday.
After trailing by as many as ten, the Pistons turned up the defense and took a six-point lead with a minute remaining. But Allen scored on a three-pointer with just a few seconds left on the clock.
Chauncey Billups had the ball as time was running out and knew exactly what to do. He drew a foul at the top of the key as he fired a shot toward the bucket. The two shots snapped though the net as the Pistons left Boston with the 87-85 win.