Another second half collapse dropped the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, this time showing up in the fourth quarter as opposed to the third. After building a double figure lead in the third and into the fourth, the Pacers allowed 16 straight to the Celtics, putting them behind late.
Bojan Bogdanovic and Wesley Matthews hit three straight threes to put the Pacers back up, but three straight empty possessions with the lead allowed Boston to regain the lead and close out the win with 10 straight points in the final minute, aided by two brutal turnovers by the Pacers.
Bogdanovic led the way for the Pacers with 23 points, but still gave up the two leading scorers in Kyrie Irving (37) and Jayson Tatum (26). The Pacers return home for Game 3 on Friday, searching for a win in hopes of extending the series back to Boston.