In Game 1, the Indiana Pacers played very well in the first-half and then they folded. Entering the fourth-quarter in Game 2, Indiana had a 79-68 lead on Boston, but they folded down the stretch once again.
Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum made some big plays down the stretch for the Celtics as they won Game 2, 99-91.
Boston outscored them 31-12 in the fourth-quarter. They are fourtante enough that they are up 2-0 in this series and not down 0-2.
Kyrie Irving scored 37 points on 57.7 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked two shots, and recorded one steal.
Jayson Tatum scored 26 points on 55 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded one steal.
The Boston Celtics scored 21 bench points and Gordon Hayward scored 13 of them. He shot 57.1 percent from the field. Hayward grabbed five rebounds as well.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the way for the Pacers with 23 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded four steals.
Thaddeus Young scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, recorded three assists, blocked one shot, and recorded three steals.
Darren Collinson scored 13 points on 60 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed two rebounds and recorded three assists.
Indiana scored 26 bench points and Tyreke Evans scored 13 of them. He also grabbed seven rebounds and recorded one steal.
The Indiana Pacers biggest lead was 12 points. The Boston Celtics biggest lead was eight points.
Game 3 of this series will be on Friday night in Indianapolis.