The Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 113-109 on Monday night, the third straight loss for the Pistons.   Boston’s Isaiah Thomas scored 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter.  Boston had to rally after Detroit surged midway through the fourth quarter and the teams traded the lead.  Detroit outscored Boston 60-38 in the paint and out-rebounded the Celtics 51-44, but had trouble making shots and free throws, going 3 of 27 from three point range.  Andre Drummond had 28 points and pulled down 22 rebounds for the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18.   The Pistons are home to play the Pelicans on Wednesday and Timberwolves on Friday.

Men’s College Basketball

Ohio at WMU

CMU at Buffalo

Ball State at EMU

MSU is at Nebraska on Thursday. Michigan State is 13-9 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play.

Michigan is off this week until Saturday when they host Ohio State.

Red Wings

The Red Wings resume action tonight as they host the New Jersey Devils.  Detroit is 20-20-9 on the season and has lost four straight.  They’re 8th in the Atlantic division.

High School Basketball

BC Central at Niles

Otsego at Pennfield

St. Philip at Burr Oak

Harper Creek at Lakeview….after the 7 O’clock news on WBCK.

Union City at Athens

Climax-Scotts at Pittsford

Bronson at Olivet

K-Christian at Galesburg-Augusta

Delton-Kellogg at Constantine

Stevensville-Lakeshore at Gull Lake

Homer at Quincy

Webberville at Maple Valley

Tekonsha at Colon

 Cardinals Punished by Commissioner for Hacking the Astros

The Cardinals have been ordered by Major League Baseball to pay Houston $2 million dollars and give the Astros two picks in this year's draft for an employee hacking the Astros. Commissioner Rob Manfred also banned former St. Louis scouting executive Christopher Correa for life.  Correa pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to at least 2014 and last July was sentenced by a federal judge to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay the Astros $279,038.65 in restitution.

Tigers

Only 13 days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland Florida.