Full grades will be on the way shortly so here’s some quick analysis of tremendous start-to-finish victory over the Pacers. The important numbers from tonight’s contest.
Pierce finished with a line of 26-10-8 tonight. That’s part for the course over his past four games, as he has averaged 26 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds over the team’s four-game winning streak.
Only nine offensive rebounds for Indiana. They are a top-3 team in that category, and averaged 17.5 in the team’s first two meetings this season.
The awakening of Chris Wilcox off the bench as the carousel of bench players stepping up continues for the C’s. 14 points and 6 rebounds for the team’s free agent acquisition.
Indiana went 1-of-19 from beyond the arc and shot just 33.8 percent overall. Hitting 29 of their 30 free throws kept them in the game.
Boston’s hounding defense limited Pacers ball movement all night. Just four assists in the first half, 10 overall.
A four-game winning streak in the books, with three of the wins coming over quality opponents. Back to the .500 mark earlier than expected. Time for the NBA to take notice? Maybe not, but any plans Danny Ainge had of blowing up this core just got a bit more difficult.