By Scott Agness
The Pacers opened a busy week that includes five games with a 102-97 win over the Boston Celtics Saturday night at TD Garden. Though they trailed entering the final period for just the 15th time this year (6-9 in those games), the Pacers held the Celtics to 19 points over the final 12 minutes en route to their fourth straight win.
Not only were the Pacers (45-13) able to close out the Celtics (20-40), they did it with a unique lineup on the floor. With George Hill sidelined due to a bruised left shoulder suffered in Thursday’s win over Milwaukee, Pacers coach Frank Vogel went with his five best players down the stretch. That put newcomer Evan Turner, who scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, at the point.
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