Game Preview: Pacers at Celtics (Game 2)

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Following the Boston Celtics' 84-74 win over the Indiana Pacers, Pacers head coach Nate McMillan was quick to heap praise on Boston's physical defense in the second half, noting how the change in the Celtics' defensive energy put his team on their heels.

Wednesday's clash with Boston gives the Pacers another shot at stealing homecourt advantage from the fourth-seeded Celtics before the series shifts back to IN for Games 3 and 4.

"They missed some shots, but we were really connected", he said. The Pacers are also just 2-7 now ATS when an underdog of six or more points.

"I think what we were doing out there today was good for us", Pacers forward Thaddeus Young said.

Carter believes there will be huge pressure on Irving going into the playoffs, but backs the six-time NBA All-Star to take it on and affect games and quarters like he did during the regular season.

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The picture-perfect moment capped a successful Game 1 for the elder Morris, who scored 20 points in a postseason game for just the third time in his Celtics career.

With two full days between games, the Pacers will go back to the drawing board to find ways to jumpstart the offense. The Celtics outscored IN 26-8 IN the third with a flurry of three-pointers on 9/21 overall shooting, while the Pacers were 2/19.

Celtics: Outrebounded the Pacers 55-42. The good news, if you want to spin it that way, is that Boston got all the open looks they wanted. "It's the next-play mentality". We just have to do the right things. "We have to make our adjustments, come out of this game, and be ready to take him out next game". Anyone can come in and make an impact, and it just doesn't have to be on the offensive end. "I thought he played really big and strong". However, even before Smart's injury, Morris was looked at as one of the team's best defenders and energy players as well. Barring some extremely unforeseen events, once the Celtics make it past IN, they will face the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the NBA's best record, best point differential and, most importantly, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the league's best and most valuable player. "I've been training and being a professional since I was 16 years old, just really dedicating myself to the game, sacrificing a lot of my time with family and friends to be able to have a shot at the gold trophy".

Before the 2018-19 season started, the Celtics were the heavy favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

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