By Andrew Johnson
Reggie Jackson led the Piston effort with 24 points, six assists, and two rebounds while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20 points.
The Celtics were led by Isaiah Thomas with 22 points, 10 assists, and five rebounds in a losing effort.
The Pistons will next play the Brooklyn Nets at home Saturday evening.
4th place in central division (5.5 games behind Cleveland)
7th place in Eastern Conference (5.5 games behind Cleveland)
Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 47
Magic # to clinch Central Division Title: 54
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 54
Next Game: 01/09/2016 vs Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Stats: Reggie Jackson 24 points 6 assists 2 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 20 points 4 rebounds, Andre Drummon 13 points 5 rebounds, Stanley Johnson 11 points 10 rebounds.