First, in case you missed it: yes, Boston's locker room was sweltering on Monday. Were the Pistons playing tricks on the visitors? Probably not ... but I'm curious to see if the ghost of Red Auerbach turns off the Pistons' hot water after the game.
With a win tonight the Pistons will put the Celtics in an elimination game at the Palace in Game 6. That's too good to pass up -- expect maximum effort from the opening tip to the final buzzer.