Isaiah with 28 points and 9 dimes, Crowder & Bradley both add 15 and C's defense strikes again (videos)
Isaiah Thomas scored team-high 28 points to go along with nine dimes (and zero turnovers) as the Celtics beat the Pacers and got 3-0 record on their 3-game road trip. Thomas once again was big in fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 28 points in the last 12 minutes of game and getting to the paint easily. Another great game for the Little Guy!
Avery Bradley finished the game with 15 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Celtics. Bradley didn't hit a single three (0/3 from deep) but he did have some nice drives to the rim, including very important layup in the crunchtime.
Jae Crowder had 15 points as well and he was the only Celtic with no problem shooting the 3-pointers. He hit 3/5 on the night and added five rebounds and two dimes with some good defense on Paul George who shot only 5/16 from the field for 19 points. It was one of the worst games this season for George, in big part because of Crowder and Bradley.
And speaking of defense, here are another defensive highlights, this time from Indiana. Celtics have won last four games and are finally looking like a team we all expected them to be. In fact, in those four wins, they had defensive rating of 97.4 which would put them a number one in terms of defensive efficiency in the NBA.