Breaking down the ingredients to an improbable comeback in Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS — Terry Rozier smirked widely in the locker room as questions surfaced about his football career after the free safety, ahem, athletic guard literally stole a win away from the Pacers in the closing seconds of a 112-111 Celtics victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night.

“I played a little bit of everything,” Rozier said about his defensive back skills. “I played football though, so, I always brag about my football skills so I’ve got to show that.”

Rozier was the designed rover on the game-changing play, which was a mix of sound execution and luck by the C’s small-ball lineup. While Rozier will get the headlines, there were several secondary heroes in the final 29 seconds of the game that allowed the 23-year-old guard to rescue the visitors from a second-half letdown against Victor Oladipo (38 points) and the upstart Pacers.