Celtics take 3-0 lead with victory in Indiana over the Pacers, 104-96
The Boston Celtics took a 3-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers after yet another win, this time on the road, 104-96. Jaylen Brown had himself a night and led the team with 23 points on 8 of 9 shooting and 7 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving served as the closer with 19 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds as he played his best ball with the game on the line in the 4th.
Tyreke Evans paced the Pacers with 19 points off the bench on 6 of 10 shooting. Bojan Bogdanovich chipped in 15 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds and Myles Turner scored 13 points to go along with 7 boards in the losing effort.
The Celtics dropped a cool 41 points in the 1st quarter, stretching out a 15-point lead in the 1st half, but the Pacers fired back and went into the break with the advantage.
Gritty comeback there by the Pacers being down 2-0 in the series and 15 points in Game 3.
61-59 Indy at half.
Irving got rolling in the 4th, with a flurry of plays that went beyond just scoring the basketball. He domintated the ball for the C's, scoring when neccesary but distributing the ball as well, inlcuding a pair of dimes to Al Horford when the game was tight. But of course he couldn't help but drop mix in a highlight-reel bucket of two: