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Celtics squeak by Pacers, stop skid with 114-111 win

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The Celtics quickly built a 16-9 lead off a Kemba Walker 3-pointer and pushed the lead as high as 15 points after a trip for forward Gordon Hayward with just under eight minutes left in the frame.

The Pacers would battle back as the period wound down, cutting the lead to 30-22 on a Domantas Sabonis dunk in the final seconds of the first quarter.

T.J. McConnell cut the lead to 14 for the Pacers to close out the third quarter, who proceeded to whittle the Celtics’ lead to 104-101 with a Victor Oladipo trey with 3:30 remaining in the game.

The Celtics squeaked by the Pacers 114-111.

They face the Milwaukee Bucks on the road on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. ET.

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