Celtics

Final: Celtics 99, Pacers 91 – C’s close out comeback with 10-0 run

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Kyrie Irving finished with a game-high 37 points while Jayson Tatum added 26 points, keying a huge fourth comeback by the Celtics as they outscored the Pacers by a 31-12 margin, including 10-0 in the final minute on the way to a 99-91 win at the TD Garden. Indiana led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but they went through a seven-minute scoring drought midway through the frame which helped the C's get back into the game with an 18-3 run. Bojan Bogdanovic kept the Pacers in the game down the stretch (team-high 23 points) but the C's closed things out behind huge plays from Tatum and Brown in the closing seconds to seal the win and take a 2-0 series lead.

Third Quarter Notes

  • Pacers offense continues to roll with four of their players in double figures and five different players hitting 3s in the frame.
  • Celtics offense continues to hit the skids without Horford getting on the board for three quarters (0-of-2 shooting).
  • Irving scored 10 of the C's 16 points in the frame as the rest of his teammates shot just 25 percent from the field.
  • Turnovers continue to do in the C's offense as well as Indy has now scored 20 points off 13 Celtics miscues.

Second Quarter Notes