Indiana 87, Boston 74

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, # Tre Maddox, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 14 19 30 24 87
Boston 14 11 30 19 74

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 5-2 2-0 3-2 W1
Boston 4-4 3-1 1-3 L1

Recap


Danny Granger scored 15 points and Darren Collison added 14 as the visiting Indiana Pacers snapped the Boston Celtics' four-game winning streak with an 87-74 victory Friday night.

Paul Hill came off the bench to score 13, including consecutive 3-pointers in a decisive 8-0 run, as the Pacers ended a string of seven straight defeats in Boston.

Roy Hibbert had his second straight double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana, which bounced back from a 35-point shellacking at Miami on Wednesday.

Ray Allen, returning from a one-game illness, scored a game-high 23 for Boston (4-4), which suffered its first home loss.

A jumper by Allen pulled the Celtics within 65-60 early in the fourth quarter, but Jeff Foster scored inside and Hill nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 13.

Boston matched a franchise record for fewest points in a first half with 25 and was fortunate to still be in the game at intermission, trailing by only eight.

The Celtics shot 3 of 19 in the second quarter and were mugged on the backboards in the first half by a 30-18 count.

Indiana helped keep the game close by missing 14 of its last 15 shots in the first quarter to leave the teams tied 14-14 after the opening 12 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Boston
Danny Granger 15 Scoring Ray Allen 23
Darren Collison 4 Assists Rajon Rondo 9
Roy Hibbert 12 Rebounds Jermaine O'Neal 7
Danny Granger 7 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 5
Danny Granger 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
David West 1 Blocks Jermaine O'Neal 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 87 40.0 8-14 15-18 17 48 1 8 14
Boston 74 39.4 5-14 17-24 16 36 8 4 13

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Celtics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Pacers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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