Celtics bounced from In-Season Tournament after falling to Pacers
Celtics can’t slow Pacers, eliminated from IST: 8 takeaways
The Celtics were eliminated from the In-Season Tournament after a 122-112 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The game showcased the intensity and competitiveness the tournament has brought to the NBA. Both teams treated the game like an elimination game, and the Pacers, playing on their home court, took full advantage of the frenetic atmosphere.
Struggles with Shooting and Turnovers
The Celtics’ poor 3-point shooting and high turnover rate were major factors in their loss. They shot just 29.3% from beyond the arc and turned the ball over 18 times, while the Pacers shot 47.5% from 3-point range and only turned it over 6 times.
Tyrese Haliburton’s impressive performance
Tyrese Haliburton continued his impressive tournament run, making crucial plays to secure the Pacers’ victory, including a late 3-point play that sealed the game.