The Indiana Pacers used an 11-2 run halfway through the second quarter to turn a one point lead to 10, slowly pushing their way from the Boston Celtics, but seven Boston points in the final two and a half minutes of the quarter allowed them to close the half down just seven points. The Pacers got by with zero first quarter turnovers and just two in the first half, while scoring nine points off of seven Celtics turnovers.
Paul George had 13 first quarter points as part of his 15 first half points, shooting 6-10 from the floor and hitting both of his three pointers. He has three steals to go along with four rebounds. Lance Stephenson is also in double figures with 12 points on 4-6 shooting. Evan Turner leads the bench scoring with seven. Luis Scola has four, including a big steal and dunk. Jeff Green has 16 to leads Boston with 10 points coming from Brandon Bass.