This is the biggest game of the season so far and the Celtics really want it. See these quotes from the Herald:
"I think most important we lost to Detroit - our only loss this year in this building so far," said Ray Allen before taking off for Michigan. "That’s what we want to go in there thinking. We want to get revenge for that."
"I think subconsciously we need to (beat Detroit)," said Garnett. "I think we need to establish who we are. But we can’t get caught up into all the shenanigans and all that. Knowing that they’re the last team that beat us, there’s a little something there, but we want to see where we’re at with this. Nothing more, nothing less than that."