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2019 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Central

The Right Time: Johnny Sweet, Director of 'Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story'

Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).

Stephan A: Evans has to follow rules or suffer consequences (1:24)
Evans dismissed from NBA on drug policy violation (0:33)

This Just In  

Pacers have been informed by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league's anti-drug policy. In a statement, the teams said, "We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support."

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Silver wants half of new NBA refs to be women

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, noting that two of the past five referees added to the NBA ranks from the G League were women, says he wants half of all new game officials joining the league to be women and would like to see teams hire female coaches.

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Pacers still uncertain about Oladipo's return

Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but Pritchard remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will return.

Hayward, Kyrie key Celtics' sweep of Pacers (1:43)
Turner's monstrous dunk from all the angles (0:24)

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Boston completes a sweep of the Pacers, winning 110-106 in Game 4 here in Indianapolis. The Celtics move on to face the Milwaukee Bucks (barring an all-time collapse in their series, which they lead 3-0) next weekend.

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Over the past two games, the Celtics have outscored the Pacers 34-18 and outshot then 58% to 26% in the final six minutes. We'll see if that trend holds today.

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The fact Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are a combined 4-for-21 and the Celtics only trail 60-56 is a testament to just how limited the Pacers are offensively.

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Pacers lead 49-47 at halftime here in Indy. Pacers has another clunker offensively, shooting 39 percent, but lead thanks to the Celtics committing 11 turnovers and going 3-15 themselves from 3-point range.

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Still a ton of empty seats here in Indianapolis, but a massive dunk by Myles Turner on Gordon Hayward has finally injected some life into the building after another brick-filled first half for both teams.

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In a very on-brand quarter for both teams in this series, Indiana leads 23-21 after one here in Game 4 after the Pacers shot 8/24 from the field, and the Celtics shot 8/22.

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Marcus Morris was being looked at on Boston's bench after contesting a Tyreke Evans drive. Looked like he took a knee into his right hip/side. But after checking out of the game because of it, he's now coming back in.

Turner's block sets up Collison's 3 (0:29)

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In a start perfectly in line with how this series has gone, the Celtics made their first three shots - only to miss their next six. Meanwhile, the Pacers have scored 13 straight points.

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Victor Oladipo is here in Indianapolis for the first time since he suffered a ruptured quad tendon on Jan. 26. Gets a nice standing ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron.

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A perfect start for the Celtics, who have scored eight points in the first 95 seconds to jump out to an 8-0 lead. With the Pacers already down 3-0 in the series, a big first quarter by the Celtics could be a knockout blow.

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Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart had a ‬"good workout" yesterday, but immediately follows up by saying he doesn't know how, or if, that impacts his return. Smart initially suffered his torn oblique muscle two weeks ago today.

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan on his team's mindset down 3-0 to the Celtics: "In this situation you can do one of three things: give up, give in or give it all you've got. We chose to give it all you've got."

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The Pacers' big dilemma: Can Turner, Sabonis coexist?

In a league that's trending small, the Pacers have two talented young centers. Can they afford to pay them both and still close the gap between them and the East's best?

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.022nd
Rebounds Per Game43.024th
Assists Per Game26.09th
Points Allowed104.71st

Team History