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Celtics knock off Pacers for third straight win

 Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball while Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett (12) defends in the second half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Jan 12, 2022; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball whereas Indiana Pacers ahead Oshae Brissett (12) defends within the second half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities

Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 34 factors, Jayson Tatum added 33 and the Boston Celtics accomplished a home-and-home sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 119-100 win on Wednesday night time in Indianapolis.

Dennis Schroder contributed 23 factors for Boston, which earned its third straight win after taking pictures a formidable 51.3 % (40-of-78). It marks the Celtics’ first three-game win streak since Nov. 19-22.

The Celtics improved to 6-0 all-time when each Tatum and Brown rating at the least 30 factors.

Myles Turner had 18 factors to guide the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis added 17 factors, Caris LeVert had 16 and Justin Vacation 13 for Indiana, which took a second straight loss and has dropped eight of 9 general.

The Celtics prevailed 101-98 in additional time in opposition to the Pacers to open the two-game set on Monday in Boston.

On Wednesday, the Celtics led 54-49 at halftime after main by as many as 14 factors within the opening half. Boston opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run to interrupt the sport open and went up by as many as 24 late within the fourth quarter.

Boston middle Robert Williams III briefly left the sport within the second half to get stitches above his left eye earlier than returning. Indiana guard Malcolm Brogdon was dominated out late within the second half with a sore proper Achilles.

In the meantime, Celtics beginning guard Marcus Good missed the sport with a proper thigh contusion. Good exited Monday’s win after struggling the harm within the third quarter and didn’t return.

T.J. Warren missed the sport for Indiana whereas within the NBA’s well being and security protocol. T.J. McConnell (proper wrist) and Chris Duarte (private causes) had been additionally sidelined for the Pacers.

Boston is at Philadelphia on Friday night time earlier than returning dwelling for a four-game homestand. Indiana concludes its fast two-game homestand versus Phoenix on Friday night time.

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