The Celtics scored the first eight points to extend a 54-49 halftime lead to 13 and then made it 68-53 when Dennis Schroder made back-to-back 3-pointers. Schroder scored 23 points and was 4 for 5 on 3s. Brown was 7 for 11 beyond the arc.
Pacers: Caris LeVert had 16 points and four assists while Justin Holiday scored 13. After missing nine straight games and 10 of the last 11 with a sore right Achilles tendon and in the health and safety protocols, guard Malcolm Brogdon returned to the starting lineup and finished with six points on 3-for-7 shooting.