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.