Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) pumps his fist after being fouled whereas making a basket by Indiana Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic, rear, in the course of the second quarter in Recreation 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff sequence, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Picture/Winslow Townson) The Related Press
By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports activities Author
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris every had 20 factors, and the Boston Celtics rallied within the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 on Sunday to take a 1-Zero lead of their first-round playoff sequence.
Jayson Tatum completed with 15 factors. Al Horford added 10 factors and 11 rebounds, and Gordon Hayward had 10 factors. It was the primary playoff sport since 2017 for Irving and Hayward after every missed final 12 months’s postseason with accidents.
Recreation 2 is Wednesday night time in Boston.
The Pacers led by 11 factors within the first half however had simply eight factors within the third quarter. The Celtics capitalized and led by as many as 22 within the fourth. Indiana scored 29 factors within the second half, its fewest in a half this season.
Cory Joseph had 14 factors for the Pacers. Bojan Boganovic was the lone Pacers starter in double figures with 12 factors.
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