Jae Crowder said he wants the Celtics to show more toughness on the defensive end.
Kelly Olynyk got hot vs. the Pistons on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-9 shots with a 3-of-4 mark from downtown.
Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
Al Horford returned from a personal absence on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes, going 3-of-5 from the field with one 3-pointer.
Marcus Smart struggled from the field on Wednesday, making 4-of-14 shots to finish with 12 points, two 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.
Coach Brad Stevens suggested Jae Crowder doesn't have a minutes limit anymore.
Al Horford (wife had a baby) was back at practice on Tuesday.
Marcus Smart played 33 minutes off the bench on Monday and had 12 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer for the Celtics.
Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and hit 5-of-7 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 20 minutes on Monday.
Avery Bradley hit 8-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.
Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.
Tyler Zeller started at center on Monday and hit 4-of-7 shots for 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 25 minutes.
Jae Crowder celebrated the lifting of his minutes restriction on Monday by racking up 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting in 32 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.
Tyler Zeller will start as expected on Monday vs. the Heat.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens is leaning towards starting Tyler Zeller on Monday vs. the Heat.