Indiana Pacers forward Bruce Brown, center, passes the ball while pressured by Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis, right, and forward Sam Hauser during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) blocks a shot by Indiana Pacers forward Bruce Brown (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Boston.
Derrick White had 18 points and Jaylen Brown had 16 before the Boston starters went to the bench late in the third quarter, when the Celtics opened a 38-point lead. Sam Hauser scored 17 points and Payton Pritchard had 15 in extensive minutes off the bench.White scores 28, Celtics outlast Heat 119-111 in rematch of Eastern Conference finalsT.J.
Tatum had four points and three rebounds in a 14-0 run in the opening minutes that turned a two-point deficit into an 18-6 lead. White hit a pair of 3-pointers at the end of the first, when Boston scored 18 of the last 25 points of the quarter to open a 44-27 lead. headtopics.com
Indiana never got closer than 14 points after that, spending the last 21 minutes trailing by 30 or more and falling behind by 50 with 4 1/2 minutes left in the game. Notes: The Celtics shot 76% (16 of 21) from the floor in the first quarter. They made eight 3-pointers. … The Celtics had 75 points at halftime for the second straight game. According to the team, that’s a first for back-to-back games since at least the 1950-51 season. … Indiana was 5 for 37 from 3-point range and outrebounded 58-31.
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