Celtics Take Control Early And Beat Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 34 points, Jayson Tatum added 33 and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 119-100 on Wednesday night.

Boston snapped a six-game road losing streak thanks to its second win over Indiana in three days.


Myles Turner had 18 points and Domantas Sabonis added 17, in addition to grabbing six rebounds and dishing out six assists for the Pacers, who nevertheless suffered their second straight loss and the eighth in the last nine games.

Boston quickly took a 10-point lead and held off Indiana until the closing moments of the first half. In the third period, he wasted no time in regaining his dominance.

The Celtics scored the first eight points of that quarter to extend their lead to 13 points. They put the score 68-53, with triples followed by Dennis Schröder.

Another triple by the German in the third period stretched the difference to 19 points. Indiana never threatened again.