Boston 83, Indiana 81

Date - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #29 Mark Lindsay, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 17833

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 19 23 16 25 83
Indiana 27 22 19 13 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 33-27 21-9 12-18 W4
Indiana 38-23 25-7 13-16 L1

Recap

Celtics 83, Pacers 81: Jeff Green hit a layup with five-tenths of a second left to cap visiting Boston’s game-ending 11-0 run and lift the Celtics over Indiana.

Kevin Garnett hit Green with a pass under the basket for the go-ahead bucket and collected 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Boston. Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley scored 13 points apiece and Green finished with 11 for the Celtics, who have won four straight.

Paul George scored 16 points, David West added 11 points and 16 rebounds and Roy Hibbert chipped in 12 points and 12 boards as the Pacers lost for just the second time in their last nine games.

Boston trailed 68-58 at the beginning of the fourth quarter but held Indiana without a field goal for the first five minutes of the frame to cut it to a one-point deficit. George Hill pulled the Pacers out of the shooting slump with eight straight points and George’s 3-pointer with 4:35 left pushed it back to an 81-72 lead.

The Celtics did not fold and ripped off a 9-0 run to tie it with 1:21 to play. West and Hibbert both missed long jumpers before Boston got the ball back and drew up the final play for Green.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Garnett (13,774 after Wednesday) moved into 10th place all-time on the NBA’s career rebounding list, passing Wes Unseld. He is 467 shy of tying ninth-place Walt Bellamy. … Hibbert had six of Indiana’s 11 blocked shots. … The Pacers have held each of their last 10 opponents under 100 points.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Indiana
Kevin Garnett 18 Scoring Paul George 16
Avery Bradley 4 Assists David West 4
Kevin Garnett 10 Rebounds David West 16
Kevin Garnett 3 Free Throws Made George Hill 3
Courtney Lee 3 Steals Lance Stephenson 5
Kevin Garnett 2 Blocks Roy Hibbert 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 83 41.0 7-17 8-9 18 47 8 9 13
Indiana 81 36.4 6-27 11-14 12 50 11 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Pacers have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .696 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Celtics have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .500 after a loss.