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Brad Stevens’ homecoming spoiled by Pacers rout of Celtics
Posted By WEEI On December 22, 2013 @ 8:19 pm In General | 3 Comments
This was not the homecoming Brad Stevens  had hoped for.
The Celtics  head coach returned to the state in which he thrived as a college coach with Butler University only to watch the Pacers roll over Stevens’ club, 106-79, Sunday night in Indianapolis.
The Pacers, who improved to an Eastern Conference-best 22-5 with the commanding performance, held a 15-point halftime lead that the Celtics ‘ were never able to recover from.
Indiana did nothing to hurt its reputation as the conference’s best defensive team, especially at home, limiting the Celtics to 38 percent shooting from the floor. The C’s only managed three players in double-figures, with Avery Bradley  netting a team-high 13 points.
Indiana’s Paul George led all scorers with 24 points, while Roy Hibbert  scored 15 on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. It was the Pacers’ second win over the Celtics this season in as many games.
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