Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beat Up Cs in Boston

After one of the ugliest first halves of basketball I’ve ever seen (Indy led 33-25 at the break), the Pacers found a way to score some points. The bench was instrumental in the victory and some familiar — but unseen-so-far-this-season — faces keep the team out-playing Boston for most of the second 24 minutes. George Hill, AJ Price and Jeff Foster all showed why many people were talking up this team’s depth before the season started. Even with some regular contributors struggling (namely, all of them), Indy was able to grind this one out in Boston, who tied a franchise record for futility in a half with just 25 points in the opening two quarters. That’s impressive — even if Paul Pierce and KG looked like the 16-year-old pet cat I recently had to put down.

Here is how each player faired during the win.

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Indiana Pacers 87 – Boston Celtics 74

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