Beat down Boston!
Game time: 7:00PM EST
For your INDIANA PACERS
And for the visiting Boston Celtics
8-3 (4-0 Home)
4-6 (1-3 Away)
The Pacers are healthy. Jermaine O'Neal of the Celtics is DTD.
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THE MESSIN' WITH SASQUATCH KEYS TO THE GAME
JO was replaced in the starting lineup against Chicago by Brandon Bass. The Boston Globe reports this could be a permanent move as Doc would rather have JO and KG on the floor at different times rather than together. It's unknown whether or not going up against Roy's size might change Doc's mind but as of now assume Bass to get the nod next to KG tonight.
Pacers will need Danny Granger to overcome the severe case of herp-derpitis he suffered last night in Toronto and come back and play good defense on Paul Pierce like he did in the first road matchup this season between these two teams, a 13 point win in Boston for the Pacers.
Boston is statistically one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA (29 out of 30) whereas your Pacers currently rank as a top 10 rebounding team and have all season. Feisty will have an extra night of rest under his belt, so if the Pacers can continue the Celtics woes on the boards the Pacers should have the inside track to a win tonight.