The Pistons are doing a horrible job of setting up that lottery pick for the June NBA draft.

The lottery still is their likely destiny, but lottery-bound teams mess up their lottery chances by doing things like beating the Celtics at TD Garden for the first time since March 2009.

And that's exactly what the Pistons (9-22) did Wednesday night in pulling away from the Celtics (15-13) in the fourth quarter on their way to a 98-88 victory for their fifth win in seven games.