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The Pacers and Celtics meet for the third time this season as both strive to make post-season play.

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The Indiana Pacers host Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics on Saturday night at the Fieldhouse as both teams continue their pursuit of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers currently sit in seventh place, one game ahead of the Charlotte Hornets after Charlotte beat Chicago on Friday night and Toronto beat Miami.

The Celtics are lurking just two games behind the Pacers in 10th place after winning their third straight on Friday night, rallying in the second half to beat Orlando. The C's are playing without reserve star Isaiah Thomas, who didn't travel with the team and remain without leading rebounder Jared Sullinger, yet continue to compete nightly to stay in the playoff race.

Former Pacers reserve, Evan Turner scored 30 points on Friday and will team up with defensive-minded guards Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart to throw an active backcourt at the Pacers.

The Pacers will be in better shape with Roy Hibbrt cleared to go after missing the Milwaukee game to rest his left elbow.

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2014-15 NBA Regular Season
Celtics
(28-36)
@
Pacers
(30-34)
March 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Marcus Smart PG George Hill
Avery Bradley SG C.J. Miles
Evan Turner SF Solomon Hill
Brandon Bass PF David West
Tyler Zeller C Roy Hibbert