NBA -- Oladipo shines as Pacers topple Celtics
By Oliver Iglesias
Sun, 11 Feb 2018
BOSTON – Victor Oladipo is consistently proving to be a scoring dynamo.
The shifty guard exploded for 35 points and 10 rebounds to power the Indiana Pacers over the Bostons Celtics 97-91 on Friday night at the TD Garden.
Three other Pacers finished in double figures. Center Myles Turner chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds, forwards Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 13 points apiece with the former also collaring 14 huge rebounds including
five on the offensive end.
The Celtics came back from a 26-point deficit in the first half and even grabbed the lead, 83-82, at 4:45 mark of the final quarter when Al Horford sank a 3-pointer. An Oladipo pull-up shot and a tip dunk by Turner changed the tide once again in favor of the Pacers as they eventually closed out the game.
Irving led Boston with 21 points and 5 assists, Jaylen Brown scored 16 points and Jayson Tatum had 15 in a losing effort as the team dropped to 40-17. The Celtics are now behind Toronto Raptors (38-16) for the best-record in the East.
Indiana was 37-for-83 for 44.6% clip while Boston had 34-for-89 for 38.2% field goal conversion. Indiana improved to 6th place in the East.
The Celtics will next face Lebron James and newly-acquired Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers this Sunday, February 11.
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