Love will be re-evaluated before Saturday night's game in Cleveland against the Pacers.
The Cavs are without All-Star power forward Kevin Love, who is out with foot soreness.
Cleveland has struggled without James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, and also is missing Love and his team-leading 19 points a game. Detroit didn't even come close to flirting with a comeback, though, as Boston emptied its bench and coasted to a dominant road win. "We haven't really been as good as we should be at this point with just executing".
"We finally looked like ourselves again", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "J.R. (Smith) was missing shots, but I liked his competing against Blake, fronting the post, got a couple steals and deflections". Every team they've faced had at least one key starter missing due to injury.
PISTONS: Jackson reached the 2,000-assist mark early in the first quarter, but he got in foul trouble and played only 6:16 in the first half.
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The Pacers were making their first visit to Cleveland since a season-ending 105-101 loss in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs in April.
Cleveland (0-6) is off to its worst start since losing its first seven games in the 1995-96 season.
UP NEXTThe Celtics and Pistons square off in the second leg of their home-and-home series Tuesday night. Totals 41-89 13-15 103. Drummond added 22 rebounds and Griffin, who was coming off a career-high 50-point effort earlier in the week against Philadelphia, added 10 boards. Totals 41-78 17-29 110.
Cleveland will face a hard task Thursday with a road game against Detroit and Blake Griffin, who scored 50 points in an overtime win over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Cavaliers were outrebounded 48-to-30 in defeat. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second).