The Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics on Friday night looking to remain on a roll. The Pacers have won six of their last seven games including their last two wins over Memphis and Washington without starting point guard George Hill.
Hill will be back in action against the Celtics, a team that is reeling of late, losers of four consecutive games and eight of their last ten to dip there games below .500 on the season. To be fair, three of those last four losses came against the Clippers, Golden State and Memphis, so the schedule has done the C's no favors.
It appears defense has been a key difference for Boston this year. After ranking second in the league in defensive efficiency the past two years, the C's are currently riding in the middle of the pack among NBA teams.
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