Tonight, the Celtics won a thriller in Indianapolis, 83-81. The C's trailed pretty much the whole game before a huge rally in the fourth quarter. Few words can describe the feelings that we all felt heading into last play. Boston executed the play perfectly, finding Jeff Green wide open in front of the rim for the go-ahead layup. The Pacers couldn't complete the pass on the last play and the Celtics had won.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the poor three-point shooting by the Pacers. While the Celtics shot a decent 7/17 from behind the arc, Indiana shot a horrendous 6/27. It's easy to say that this costed Indiana the game. One more make, and the C's lose. As always, leave your USOTNs below.
Tomorrow, the Celtics will have a well-deserved off day. On Friday, they will be back in Boston to play a huge game against the Hawks. The Hawks currently sit one game ahead of the Celts for the six seed, so that one will be crucial for the standings. Home-court advantage should help the C's, but I wouldn't count on it too much. The Hawks are a semi-ok 15-16 on the road.
The Celtics defense in the paint had a lot to do with the Pacers bombing from beyond the arc.
Kudos to Jeff Green for that last shot. Difficult catch and basket.
But even bigger kudos to Paul Pierce for that screen that took out not 1 but 2 Pacers. He's definitely the Truth.