The roadie took a turn for the strange when a leaky roof postponed the game against the Pelicans giving the Pacers an extra day off in New Orleans. The extra rest should certainly help, especially Victor Oladipo who planned to play after sitting out on Monday due to illness.
As the Pacers eased their way up to Boston on Thursday, the Celtics were in Washington where they had to go to overtime to swipe a W against the Wizards. Hmm, the C's stealing a W on the road? Sounds way too familiar since a bad pass allowed them to do just that in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the last meeting between these two teams in mid-December.
The Celtics remain a game up on the Raptors at the top of the Eastern Conference standings and did not disrupt their roster before the trade deadline on Thursday. The Pacers stood pat, as well, but remain without Darren Collison (knee) in the starting lineup.
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Celtics (40-16) at Pacers (30-25) - 7:00 PM EDT at TD Garden
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Cory Joseph (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner(C)
Celtics: Kyrie Irving (PG), Jaylen Brown (SG), Jayson Tatum (SF), Al Horford (PF), Aron Baynes (C)