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The Pacers are 5-1 in their last six games after beating the Celtics on Wednesday. The only bad news was the thumb injury Myles Turner sustained in the first half at TD Garden.

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The Pacers put forth another impressive effort to beat the Celtics on Wednesday night. With the level of parity in the vast middle of the Eastern Conference, every win is valuable even if it is mid-November and doubly so against teams like Boston with similar plans for the post-season this year.

The Pacers did leave Boston with some bad news, as Candace Buckner reports, losing Myles Turner for a little bit after he fractured his thumb while trying to handle a post pass.

Considering the injury is to Turner's non-shooting thumb, the Pacers rook may not miss too much time. On the other hand (sorry), I'm still not convinced the Pacers (despite denials) aren't trying to manage the 19-year-old's mileage, er minutes as he develops his NBA game. With minor concerns about his knee and the general fact he is still not a full-grown man in a grown man's league, it only makes sense. Keep that in mind if this thumb injury seems to linger longer than expected.

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