SCOREBOARD
Monday, May 26
Boston at Detroit (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Celtics broke through with a road win in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

STAR
Saturday
-Kevin Garnett, Celtics, had 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead Boston to a 94-80 win over the Detroit Pistons and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

BREAKTHROUGH
Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and was one of six players to make the Celtics' first six baskets, helping them build the first of many big leads 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 on Monday night.

SPEAKING
``They got home court back. Monday is a crucial game for us - the biggest of the year.'' - Detroit coach Flip Saunders after a 94-80 loss to the Celtics on Saturday night gave Boston a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
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