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2019 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Central
Turner's monstrous dunk from all the angles (0:24)

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Boston completes a sweep of the Pacers, winning 110-106 in Game 4 here in Indianapolis. The Celtics move on to face the Milwaukee Bucks (barring an all-time collapse in their series, which they lead 3-0) next weekend.

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Over the past two games, the Celtics have outscored the Pacers 34-18 and outshot then 58% to 26% in the final six minutes. We'll see if that trend holds today.

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The fact Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are a combined 4-for-21 and the Celtics only trail 60-56 is a testament to just how limited the Pacers are offensively.

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Pacers lead 49-47 at halftime here in Indy. Pacers has another clunker offensively, shooting 39 percent, but lead thanks to the Celtics committing 11 turnovers and going 3-15 themselves from 3-point range.

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Still a ton of empty seats here in Indianapolis, but a massive dunk by Myles Turner on Gordon Hayward has finally injected some life into the building after another brick-filled first half for both teams.

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In a very on-brand quarter for both teams in this series, Indiana leads 23-21 after one here in Game 4 after the Pacers shot 8/24 from the field, and the Celtics shot 8/22.

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Marcus Morris was being looked at on Boston's bench after contesting a Tyreke Evans drive. Looked like he took a knee into his right hip/side. But after checking out of the game because of it, he's now coming back in.

Turner's block sets up Collison's 3 (0:29)

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In a start perfectly in line with how this series has gone, the Celtics made their first three shots - only to miss their next six. Meanwhile, the Pacers have scored 13 straight points.

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Victor Oladipo is here in Indianapolis for the first time since he suffered a ruptured quad tendon on Jan. 26. Gets a nice standing ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron.

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A perfect start for the Celtics, who have scored eight points in the first 95 seconds to jump out to an 8-0 lead. With the Pacers already down 3-0 in the series, a big first quarter by the Celtics could be a knockout blow.

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Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart had a ‬"good workout" yesterday, but immediately follows up by saying he doesn't know how, or if, that impacts his return. Smart initially suffered his torn oblique muscle two weeks ago today.

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan on his team's mindset down 3-0 to the Celtics: "In this situation you can do one of three things: give up, give in or give it all you've got. We chose to give it all you've got."

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The Pacers' big dilemma: Can Turner, Sabonis coexist?

In a league that's trending small, the Pacers have two talented young centers. Can they afford to pay them both and still close the gap between them and the East's best?

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers coach Nate Nate McMillan summed it up pretty easily when talking about Game 4 on Sunday and with his team trailing Boston 3-0. "I've been asked a lot this season -- 'Is it a big game tomorrow?' Sunday is a big game. It's do or die for us. It's just simple as that; that's what we consider a big game." The Pacers haven't been out of the first round of the playoffs since the 2013-14 season.

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The stat of this series: the Pacers, according to ESPN Stats and Information, have gone 12-for-40 from the field through three games on uncontested shots. Sums up Indiana's offensive ineptitude, and Boston's 3-0 series lead.

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Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving's shotmaking: "That one little floater he made was a joke. He's ridiculous."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Pacers are going to win the series against the Celtics they're going to have to become the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit. Boston took a 3-0 lead with a 104-96 victory on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers came from 15 points down in the first half to lead by as many as five points in the third quarter, but as it's been too often since All-Star Victor Oladipo (leg) was lost for the season, they lacked a go-to scorer who could create his own shot. Guard Tyreke Evans came off the bench to score 19 points in 22 minutes. The Pacers shot 11-for-39 (28.2 percent) from the field in the second half. Game 4 is Sunday in Indianapolis

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Celtics win 104-96, and take a commanding 3-0 lead in this series. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 23 points, while Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 10 assists. Tyreke Evans has 19 points off the bench for the Pacers, who went 11-for-39 and committed seven turnovers in the second half.

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The Pacers have — to put it mildly — had their chances in this series. They are now 5-for-13 in the fourth quarter, and 10-for-36 in the second half. They'll leave thinking they could've won for the third straight game — but will be down 3-0 in the series.

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Al Horford has only had two extremely short rest stints in this second half. Brad Stevens is clearly (and understandably) trying to put this series away tonight.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.022nd
Rebounds Per Game43.024th
Assists Per Game26.09th
Points Allowed104.71st

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-194834.585
2017-184834.585
2016-174240.512
2015-164537.549
2014-153844.463