Celtics vs. Pacers final score: C's get big road win with late-game heroics, 83-81

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Jeff Green went into hero mode and lifted the Celtics to a dramatic victory in Indianapolis.

Jeff Green made a layup off a Kevin Garnett assist with less than a second remaining to lead the Boston Celtics past the Indiana Pacers, 83-81, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.

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Garnett scored 18 points to lead the Celtics and added 10 rebounds and two assists, the final being the game-winning dish to Green. Green finished with 11 points and seven rebounds for Boston (33-27).

Indiana (38-23) dominated inside and won the points in the paint margin, 44-32; took the offensive rebounding battle, 16-9; and scored 20 fast-break points compared to just 11 from the Celtics.

Paul George continued to showcase his All-Star form and had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for Indiana. Roy Hibbert and David West each had a double-double, with West pouring in 11 points and 16 rebounds, and Hibbert adding 12 and 12.

Neither team shot well from the field in the defensively-dominated battle. Boston managed just 41 percent from the field in the win, while a dismal 36.4 percent mark sealed the Pacers' fate.

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