The Boston Celtics say they don't want to call it payback but after allowing the Detroit Pistons 118 points two weeks ago, Sunday afternoon the C's held Detroit to 81 and beat the Pistons 91-81.

The win puts the Boston record at 23-5.

Al Horford led with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Kyrie Irving added 16 and Aaron Baynes was a big factor, hauling down 13 rebounds and helping to hold Andre Drummond to six points.

The Celtics defense held the Pistons to just 33% shooting.

The C's three game roadtrip finishes in Chicago Monday night.