Indiana 80, Boston 92

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #48 Scott Foster, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 20 20 20 20 80
Boston 15 32 27 18 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 29-39 18-15 11-24 L1
Boston 48-18 29-6 19-12 W1

Recap

Paul Pierce scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 19 off the bench as the Boston Celtics moved back into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 92-80 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Nenad Krstic added 11 points and seven rebounds while Ray Allen scored 12 for the Celtics (48-18), who had dropped three of four to fall behind Chicago.

Boston controlled the middle of the game, outscoring the Pacers 59-40 in the second and third quarters to gain the advantage. Green took over in the second, pouring in 13 points as the Celtics grabbed a 47-40 lead at the break.

It was Pierce’s turn in the third, as the All-Star swingman went off for 10 points in the frame to help push the lead to 74-60 heading into the final 12 minutes. Green’s jumper with 5:41 left made it 86-68 and allowed the Celtics to coast to the finish.

Josh McRoberts collected 14 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana (29-39), which dropped back into a tie for eighth in the East with Charlotte.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Boston
Paul George 15 Scoring Paul Pierce 20
Darren Collison 9 Assists Rajon Rondo 8
Tyler Hansbrough 11 Rebounds Glen Davis 9
Danny Granger 3 Free Throws Made Jeff Green 6
Paul George 3 Steals Paul Pierce 2
Paul George 1 Blocks Jeff Green 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 80 37.5 5-14 9-13 21 49 3 5 15
Boston 92 46.9 6-10 26-33 17 36 9 5 15

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Celtics have a W/L % of .729 after a win and .722 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Pacers have a W/L % of .379 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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