Lance Stephenson finished with 12 points, and also recorded 10 rebounds and 10 assists to register a triple-double while helping the Indiana Pacers cruise past the Boston Celtics, 106-79. The Pacers shot lights out, finishing 41-83 (49.4%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from beyond the arc. This is the second win in as many games for Indiana (22-5) after beating Houston on Friday.
Stephenson finished 5-15, including 1-3 from three-point range. Indiana also got solid performances from Paul George with 24 points and 5 rebounds, Roy Hibbert with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Danny Granger with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the loss, Avery Bradley scored 13 points for Boston on 6-14 shooting. Jeff Green contributed 11 points and 6 rebounds.
The Celtics paired an eFG% of 41.7% alongside a substandard FTA rate of 15.5. They are winless (0-3) when they drop below 45% and 20.0 in those respective offensive factors this season. The Pacers, on the other hand, are undefeated (7-0) when holding their opponents under those marks.
Boston (12-17) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Pacers square off against the Brooklyn Nets, who are 9-17 on the year. The Celtics match up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 10-16 this season. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season. The Celtics are 1-0 versus Cleveland this season.