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Pacers Links: Pacers tip off March against Celtics

The Pacers are in Boston where their March schedule increases in intensity and difficulty. The game in Boston on Saturday night will be the first of five games in seven days.

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The Pacers hope to be at full steam when they visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, but the status of George Hill's shoulder remains day-to-day which means he will likely be a game-time decision.

If Hill can't go or is limited, Evan Turner may see more minutes along with C.J. Watson. We've seen the good, the bad and the ugly from Turner in his first two games. He can do a variety of things on the court and showed against the Bucks that he doesn't have to score to keep things rolling on the floor, but there's no doubt he will get his shots up.

Those shots weren't falling against the Bucks, but the great thing about having Turner in this reserve roll is that he doesn't have to play 25 minutes. If things aren't going well, the Pacers can just go back to their first line of attack. There will surely be games where Turner has a big hand in delivering a W, but the Pacers don't necessarily need him to come up big every night.

Depth of talent often spreads the big numbers throughout the Pacers playing rotation and creates a roll Turner will have to get used to, where he doesn't have to be the man every time he takes the court.

As you will see in the links, Rajon Rondo created a little drama for Brad Stevens in drama by recently missing a game, but the C's will have Rondo available tonight. Also, Orlando Johnson played off the bench for the Kings in their loss to the Lakers last night. Pulp logged 14 minutes with four points, two assists and a rebound.

Check out the links:


Pacers-Celtics Preview - AP

Road games, back-to-backs fill Pacers' March schedule - Indy Star

Pacers center Andrew Bynum: 'I want to play' | Indianapolis Star |

Rajon Rondo’s decision to lag behind Celtics not captain’s move - Adam Kaufman - Sports

Ainge: Rondo situation 'in the past' | Comcast SportsNet -

Numbers flat but Hibbert’s impact vertical - 1070 The Fan

Ravaged by injuries: Wallace has torn meniscus, Faverani may also need knee surgery - CelticsBlog

Sullinger (concussion) eyes Saturday return - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Pacers Continue to Find a Way to Win | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

With Heat on their Heels, Pacers Keep Focus Within | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Much ado about Rajon Rondo -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

Ainge speaks with Rondo, says he's 'satisfied' -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

Kings at Lakers - February 28, 2014 - Game Preview, Play by Play, Scores and Recap on