Celtics 114, Pacers 88: Laugher for the C's
The Pacers gave Doc Rivers a big bucket of ice water to sit in, as much of New England was calling for his firing heading into tonight's game. You can judge for yourself what Doc's status is over at CelticsBlog.
As for the Pacers, pretend like you watched the 4th quarter of the Bulls game last Saturday only it lasted twice as long and the Bulls were wearing Celtics across their chest. After blowing a big early lead the other night against Cleveland, the C's waited until halftime to extend the lead and outscored the Pacers 67-43 after the half. Yikes! The Pacers combined poor to horrific shooting with a lousy effort on the glass to give the Celtics a nice, easy win. The blue and gold shot 31 for 81 (38%) from the floor and were outrebounded 53 to 33, and a few of those Pacer rebounds came really late in garbage time.
That's enough about this forgettable game. The Pacers are 4-4 and moving along as expected so inconsistency remains a trait we have to get used to. It is just hard to watch when you see the bad side of that inconsistency.
(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)