Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13
BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers was hoping his team would turn up the defensive pressure in Friday night's game against the Indiana 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. "Well, this year, for sure," Rivers said when asked if his team put in its best 48 minutes of defense. "I think we had another game ... it's funny, I think the team scored a hundred points, but I thought our defense against Oklahoma City (Nov. 23) was phenomenal but they still scored a hundred -- they've got a guy named (Kevin) Durant that's pretty good." David West (17.2) and Paul George (16.9), Indiana's two-leading scorers, were both 4-for-18 from the floor, as the Pacers shot just 31.8 percent overall and went just 4-for-17 from 3-p...
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