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BOSTON -- The Detroit Pistons have been known for their inside scoring this season. Kevin Shattenkirk Jersey . Brandon Jennings made sure teams realize theyre dangerous from the outside, too. Jennings scored 28 points, making a key 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left, and matched his season high with 14 assists Wednesday night and the Pistons held on for a 107-106 win over the Boston Celtics. It was one of Jennings five 3-pointers in the game. The Pistons, who entered the game leading the NBA in points in the paint per game with 51.6, went 10 for 27 from beyond the arc. It started with Jennings, who went 9 of 21 from the floor. "He made plays," Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. "If it wasnt for him, he made it for other players like (Greg) Monroe and had plays down low." Jennings said the confidence his coach has in him made a big difference when he was taking key shots. "He tells me to go be great with five minutes to go in the game, so thats what Im trying to do," he said. Andre Drummond scored 14 points with 16 rebounds and Josh Smith added 20 points for the Pistons, who won for the seventh time in 11 games. It was the Pistons sixth road win in their past seven. Detroit trailed by 21 points in the first half after giving up 42 points in the opening quarter. It was the most given up in a quarter by the Pistons and Bostons season high. "I thought our second half was obviously better than our first half," Cheeks said. "The first quarter, number one, our energy level was low. We picked our energy up and got back in the game." Jared Sullinger scored 19 points, Jordan Crawford had 17, Avery Bradley 14 and Jeff Green 13 for Boston, which lost for just the third time in nine games. "Its easy for all of us, myself included, to be really focused on We had a 19-point lead and didnt win the game, but we got outplayed for 36 minutes," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Green missed a driving one-hander wildly just before the horn sounded. He said it was the play that Stevens drew up. "Yeah, but not very shot falls," he said. "Josh made a good attempt, trying to block it. I redirected my shot and kind of missed it." The Pistons held a seven-point lead after Smiths basket with 2:56 to play before Boston scored the next eight points, with Sullingers 3-pointer from the top capping the spree with 61 seconds left. Jennings then made a 3-pointer over Bradley 14 seconds later. On Bostons next possession, Sullinger was fouled, hit the first free throw, but missed the second and Boston trailed 107-106 with 41.5 seconds left. Jennings missed a long jumper and Drummond failed to convert the put-back attempt and Sullinger grabbed the rebound, setting up Bostons final shot. Neither team held more than a one-possession lead in the opening six minutes of the fourth quarter until Drummonds hook in the lane gave the Pistons a 96-91 lead with 5:46 to play. Smith then had the next three Pistons baskets, trading scores with Boston as the Pistons maintained between a four and seven-point edge. Detroit had taken the lead 92-89 on Jennings shot-clock beating 3 from the right wing with 6:49 left. The Pistons used an 11-0 run early in the second half, slicing an 11-point halftime deficit to one before Jennings made a 3-pointer and was fouled on the shot by Bradley. He hit the free throw, giving them their first lead of the game 74-73 with 5:01 left in the third. After shooting 61.5 per cent (24 of 39) in the first half, Boston hit just seven of 24 attempts (29.2) in the third as the Pistons closed it to 81-80 after three. The Celtics held a 63-52 halftime edge. Boston, which led by 19 after one quarter, pushed it to 52-32 on Kelly Olynyks layup before the Pistons scored 14 of the next 18 points to slice it to 56-46. Greg Monroe scored three straight baskets during the run. The Celtics shot 69.6 per cent (16 of 23) and led 42-23 after one quarter, ending the quarter on Gerald Wallaces well-placed alley-oop feed to Sullinger at the buzzer. With 0.2 seconds left in the quarter, Detroits Kyle Singler was called for travelling in front of Bostons bench. Wallace inbounded the ball just past the rim to Sullinger, who tipped it in as the horn sounded. Boston led 26-20 before closing the quarter by scoring 16 of the final 19 points. Bradley had a pair of 3s and scored eight in the spree. Detroit, which entered the game leading the league in points in the paint, was outscored 18-8 in the lane during the opening quarter. NOTES: Trade rumours were circling around the Celtics the past two days with forward Brandon Bass, guard Courtney Lee and injured guard Rajon Rondo being mentioned. ... Boston F Wallace arrived in the locker room about 90 minutes before tip-off and talked about how his approximately 10-mile commute took an hour and a half. ... The Pistons beat Eastern Conference-leading Indiana on the road in their previous game on Tuesday. ... The Pistons beat Boston 87-77 at home on Nov. 3. Ron Duguay Jersey . But luckily for the Canadian squad, one goal was all it needed. Winnipegs Sophie Schmidt scored the winner off a Diana Matheson corner kick to seal Canadas third-place spot in the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino in Brazil on Sunday. Phil Esposito Jersey . On Tuesday, the star questioned whether that was still the case. Speaking to reporters at a charity event, Johnson said: "I just kind of wonder sometimes: Is this still the place for me?" Johnsons comments came after he was asked why he recently skipped a voluntary minicamp. http://www.rangershockeyonlineshop.com/glenn-anderson-hockey-jersey/ .Sinclair, from Burnaby, B.C., led the Canadian team with three goals at the four-nation competition. She also earned tournament most valuable player honours.The Canadian captain scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute and added the winning goal a minute later.Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Knight tallied 16 points, nine assists, five rebounds and four steals and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 10- year winless drought in Orlando with a 115-100 victory over the Magic. Jerryd Bayless led seven Bucks in double figures with 19 points. Khris Middleton and Jared Dudley added 17 apiece and John Henson posted 12 points and 11 rebounds in Milwaukees first win in Orlando since Dec. 29, 2004, a stretch that included 17 straight losses. It was a great game, said Bucks coach Jason Kidd. From start to finish, our guys executed the game plan. They shared the ball. The win is fitting considering the Bucks had won six of seven road games against Eastern Conference opponents coming in, and the Magic were mired in a six-game losing skid. Nikola Vucevic had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Victor Oladipo scored 21 points in the setback. We dont want to keep losing, said Vuceevic. Brendan Smith Jersey. . We just have to find a way to get out of it. Nobody can help us but ourselves. Orlando also fell to 0-16 this season when allowing 100-plus points at home. Vucevic missed three point-blank looks on the first Magic possession, a sequence that summed up their seventh straight loss. Milwaukee led wire-to- wire and was never challenged, holding a double-digit advantage from the 9:02 mark of the second quarter on. Bayless had 13 in the second, helping Milwaukee stretch its 10-point lead after one to 15 at halftime. Dudley hit a pair of 3s during a 17-3 run late in the third quarter that put the game away. Game Notes Orlando has given up at least 100 points in 11 straight games ... Guard Jorge Gutierrez made his Bucks debut and scored three points in six minutes ... 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