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Pacers Links: Brad Stevens back home again with Celtics

The former Butler coach returns to the Fieldhouse coaching in the big leagues against the Pacers.

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Brad Stevens has some fond memories of coaching his Butler teams at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, so he should be plenty comfortable on the sidelines Sunday evening when his Boston Celtics face the Indiana Pacers.

Two years ago, Butler rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to swipe a win from Purdue. Then last year, an unlikely put back by Alex Barlow gave the Bulldogs a big win over then No.1 ranked Indiana.

Stevens will be looking to do what he does best again on Sunday -- find a way to beat a team that appear to have more talent. The Celtics lead the Atlantic Division but considering the bottom-heavy state of the division and the C's sub-.500 record, Boston isn't exactly riding high. Still, they are finding ways to compete nightly and will surely be on point against the Pacers considering the Stevens homecoming and the fact that all teams ramp up their effort to play the top team in the East.

Check out the links:


Bob Kravitz: Pacers should keep Danny Granger

Compliments roll in for Celtics' Stevens - Indy Star

Courtney Lee frustrated with playing time - CelticsBlog

Atlantic lead hardly elite status for Celts | Boston Herald

Rajon Rondo cleared for full contact in practice, won't return this month -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

Atlantic lead hardly elite status for Celts | Boston Herald

Pacers president Larry Bird says he’s not looking to trade Danny Granger | ProBasketballTalk

Brad Stevens' read-and-react offense - CelticsBlog

Randy Wittman, Brad Stevens Open Up About Jordan Crawford's Development - CelticsBlog

Cody Zeller: Life in the NBA can snowball on you - NBA - Cody Zeller -