By Tom Westerholm | firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted November 03, 2018 at 09:26 PM | Updated November 03, 2018 at 10:25 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers defeated the Boston Celtics 102-101 on a last-second 3-pointer by Victor Oladipo.
Here are 10 things we learned.
1. The Celtics got great looks (again).
The Celtics got a lot of looks they will be happy with when they look back at the film in the next few days. A lot of the shots were 3-pointers, but when the Pacers started closing out harder, the Celtics started attacking the rim as well.
That’s the second consecutive game in which Boston’s high-powered offense punished an opposing defense with ball movement. The shots didn’t always fall, particularly during a brutal first-quarter start and an equally tough third-quarter stretch, but Boston’s offense continues to come together.
2. Jaylen Brown looked fairly healthy.
Brown looked a little uncomfortable a few times, but it didn’t seem to limit his movement — he made several excellent defensive plays and found his way to the hoop in the paint.
The Celtics would still be wise to keep an eye on Brown going forward — foot injuries are concerning, and Boston won’t want to mess around with Brown’s health this early in the season, especially given the depth around him. But Saturday’s game didn’t offer any major reason for concern.