The Celtics‘ made a game of it, but that would be the extent of the C’s success against Indiana Saturday night at TD Garden.
Brad Stevens‘ team ‘ carrying the NBA’s fourth-worst record against the team with the top mark in the league ‘ had it within two with 1:31 left. But a Paul George 3-pointer put things out of reach, helping hand the Pacers a 102-97 win over the Celts.
Jeff Green led the Celtics, scoring 27 points in 43 minutes, while Kris Humphries chipped in with 18 points and 10 boards after getting the start at center.
Playing a season-high 38 minutes, Rajon Rondo dished out 11 assists, but went just 4-of-11 from the floor. Jared Sullinger returned from a three-game hiatus due to a concussion, playing 24 minutes and scoring 10 points.
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