The Boston Celtics had their seven-game road winning streak end after Sunday’s 128-107 blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers were scorching hot from the three-point line all night long.
Both teams had their offenses going early and battled back and forth for the entire first quarter. Boston could not maintain this in the second quarter though and the Pacers built a double-digit lead in the blink of an eye.
Oshae Brissett was unstoppable for the Pacers and lit the Celtics up all night long. He hit four first-half threes and helped his team take a 66-55 lead into the break.
The Celtics started the second half slow and found themselves in a quick 19-point hole that they couldn’t dig themselves out of. They were able to cut into the lead a little bit, but they were unable to make that extra play to really break things open. Once the Pacers regained a big lead, the Celtics were down for the count and lost 128-107
Their biggest problem on the game was the discrepancy from the three-point line. Boston made five fewer threes than Indiana did while attempting 10 more.
Jayson Tatum led the C’s in scoring by chipping in 24 points but struggled from beyond the arch, shooting just 2-for-12. Jaylen Brown also scored 23 points of his own.
A rare off-night for the Celtics defense but it was just one of those days for the Pacers where everything went their way. Boston will look to bounce back when they take on the Atlanta Hawks this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.