The Indiana Pacers fell to the Boston Celtics 103-94 Wednesday night. The win for Boston snapped a four-game losing streak. If the Celtics had lost, it would have dropped them to below .500 for the first time this season.
Rodney Stuckey missed the game due to the ankle injury he suffered in the previous game against the Phoenix Suns. Stuckey is expected to miss the next two weeks.
Indiana was down four after the first, and the deficit grew to nine by halftime. However, the third quarter was dominated by the Pacers. They outscored the Celtics by six in the third, including a string of highlights. Paul George hit a 30-foot jumper as the shot clock expired.
The fourth quarter was very back-and-forth, with the Pacers storming back to take the lead. The Pacers led by three until a string of turnovers gave the Celtics the lead for good.
Sloppy play and bad shot selection gave this game away for the Pacers once again. It’s been a theme this year; the Pacers completely giving away games that they should have won.
Paul George scored 23, giving him 20 points for the second straight game. On the other end, Isaiah Thomas scored 28 and took over the game in the end.
The Celtics host Phoenix on Friday. The Pacers welcome the Wizards friday night for a playoff seeding game.
(22-17, 9-12 away)
(20-19, 10-10 home)
8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2016
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Ind: P. George 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
Bos: A. Johnson 14 Pts, 18 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl