Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13
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BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was hoping his team would turn up the defensive pressure in Friday night's game against the Pacers. The coach got his wish, and Boston ended a four-game losing streak with a 94-75 handling of Indiana, the first-place team in the Central Division. The 75 points allowed marked a season-best for the Celtics, while the Pacers, whose two-game winning streak ended, managed to beat their previous low of 72. Kevin Garnett, shifted back to center, scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds before being ejected for a Flagrant-2 foul with 8:24 left in the game; probably about two minutes before he would have been done for the night, anyway. Rajon Rondo, still playing with a bruised hip, had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds, while Paul Pierce had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jared Sullinger had seven points and 10 boards off the bench, but he fouled out for the second straight game. David West (17.2) and Paul George (1...
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