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Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score and Analysis

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 22: Paul George
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Alec NathanFeatured Columnist IVDecember 23, 2016

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Saturday night behind 25 points and eight rebounds from Paul George

The Pacers (45-13) have now won four games in a row while the Celtics (20-40) have lost seven of their last 10. 

One of five Pacers who finished in double figures, George acted as the center of the Pacers' offense throughout, but it was the newly acquired Evan Turner who turned heads, scoring 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting while playing strong defense on Rajon Rondo down the stretch.

Rondo, who finished with 12 points and a game-high 11 assists while knocking down three shots from beyond the arc, was held in check over the game's final five minutes, when the Pacers went on a decisive 12-7 run to close things out. 

Lance Stephenson added 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds in the win while Roy Hibbert compiled 15 points and five rebounds. 

All five Celtics starters finished in double figures, including center Kris Humphries, who tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the loss. However, Humphries recorded a team-worst plus/minus rating of minus-seven, two points worse than any other member of Brad Stevens' starting five. 

Jeff Green compiled a game-high 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting (2-of-5 from three), as well. 

Next up for the Pacers is a matchup with the Utah Jazz while the Celtics are off until Wednesday, when they're set to square off against the Golden State Warriors. 

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