Paul Pierce was mister do-it-all for the C's… dropping a triple double on the Pacers (18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) adding 4 steals and one monster block to lead the C's to their 13th straight win.
The C's went to Shaquille O'Neal (11 points, 5 rebounds) early in the game as they stormed out to a big lead. But Indy came back mainly by running their offense through Roy Hibbert (17 points, 14 rebounds). The Celtics slowed things down to their pace in the second half and maintained varying single digit leads pretty much from the middle of the 3rd until the end of the game.
The C's defense was pretty good… holding Indy to 36.5% shooting. They needed to keep that percentage low, because the Pacers took a season-high (for the C's defense) 96 shots in the game.
Other bright spots: Ray had 17 points on 8-16 shooting. Glen Davis had 18 on 8-14 shooting. Nate Robinson had 18 points on 7-15 shooting.
One not-so-bright spot: The C's gave up 16 offensive rebounds and they turned it over 18 times. Luckily it didn't kill them today.
After the jump videos of Pierce at work with an alley oop to Shaq… and a big chase-down block