Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/6/12
The Celtics had one of the most forgettable games you could imagine.  The Pacers came into Boston beating the Celtics, 87-74.  I have not seen this lack of effort in a long time from the Celtics who were not missing anyone due to injuries.  Paul Pierce struggled all game in one of the slowest paced games you will see at the Garden. Indiana starts Darren Collison, Paul George, Danny Granger, David West and Roy Hibbert.  It’s fair to suggest that David West wouldn’t have started on the Celtics, which was another factor in his decision.  The Pacers are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Miami Heat by close to 40 points in a game they rolled over in. Both teams have started the game cold.  The Pacers are shooting 18.8% with 13 missed shots already.  Boston is shooting 46.2% but shouldn’t breathe too easy as they only lead by 5 points.  The Celtics should have a larger lead with the shooting percentage differential.  Boston has to continue to be aggressive as Indiana’s bench ...
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