The defense of the Indiana Pacers rose again late, forcing turnovers and holding the Boston Celtics to their worst quarter of the game, allowing just 17 and forcing turnovers with the game on the line to guide them to their second straight win, improving them to 5-1 since their 0-3 start.
The Pacers shot 48% in a game that also featured 54 fouls and 63 free throw attempts, but as good as Indiana was forcing turnovers late, they were just as loose with the ball themselves, losing the turnover battle with 19 to Boston's 18. The Pacers had six double figure scorers, led by Paul George, who had 26 and 10 rebounds. George did struggle yet again with turnovers, committing six.
C.J. Miles had 17, with Monta Ellis scoring 13 and Ian Mahinmi getting 11 of his own. Jordan Hill led the bench with 12 points and Chase Budinger had a season high of 10. Boston was led by Evan Turner, who had 20 points.