After going back and forth in the final minutes, Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers prevailed against the Boston Celtics, with Sabonis attacking the rim in the waning seconds to give Indiana the win.
The Pacers again took control in the third quarter, outscoring Boston 12-0 after trailing for much of the first half. Sabonis finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds as one of six double figure scorers in a shortened eight-man rotation for Nate Bjorkgren.
Malcolm Brogdon led the way with 25 points and five assists and T.J. Warren scored 17. Myles Turner was a defensive maestro, blocking five more shots to go with 10 points and seven rebounds. Off the bench, Doug McDermott led the way with 16, hitting three triples with Justin Holiday following up with 12.
The Pacers improve to 3-0 and will face the Celtics again on Tuesday in the second game of a home-home series.