Game Preview: Pacers at Celtics (Game 2)

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The picture-perfect moment capped a successful Game 1 for the elder Morris, who scored 20 points in a postseason game for just the third time in his Celtics career.

If Boston cranks up their defense in these first two home games, I suspect in will be down 0-2 heading back home. The Boston Celtics are averaging 84 points on 36.4 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 33.3 percent shooting. The Indiana Pacers have lost seven of their last nine road games. Beset by chemistry issues stemming from the return of Hayward and Kyrie Irving after a young Boston team almost made the NBA Finals without them last season, though, it's instead been a very up and down season for the Celtics, who finished 49-33 on the year. Morris also spotted the Celtics some early points when nobody else could buy a bucket, shooting 9 of the team's 12 total first-half free throws.

Rollver is 10x deposit + bonus. It entered Week 26 of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season with a sterling 292-234 record on all top-rated picks, returning more than $4,000 in profit to anybody following them. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last seven home games. "And it just doesn't have to be on the offensive end". The Celtics outscored the Pacers 26-8 in the third, as in missed its first 11 shots, committed five turnovers and didn't get credit for a field goal until the 3:28 mark of the period - and that came on a goaltending call. Clearly, this team misses All-Star Victor Oladipo, who has been out for a long time. The Pacers also made just six of their 27 3-point attempts. There is room for improvement. In truth, though, the Pacers' issues were as much their own doing as anything the Celtics did. Boston rallied back thanks to Marcus Morris - his 12 first-quarter points kept the Celtics even at 20-20 after the first 12 minutes. And of those 12 points, five came after Brad Stevens had emptied the Celtics' bench. Jayson Tatum chipped in 15 of his own on 6-11 shooting and a ideal 3-3 from deep.

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We didn't lose it here or there. "Only weak people and idiots bring something like this up". Asked about Salah's goal, Klopp said: "It blew me away".

Though the C's may not have lived to the hype throughout the entire campaign, if they're getting scoring from all over the floor, with Kyrie (20 points), Jayson Tatum (15), Al Horford (10), and Gordon Hayward (10) all staying within themselves to contribute.

Irving shot 6-for-17 from the field (35.3%) and 2-for-5 from beyond the arc (40.0%), yet still found other ways to make an impact while still leading the team in scoring despite the lack of efficiency.

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