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Turnovers doom Pacers in Boston

By Kyle Beery | @BeeryK

The Indiana Pacers led the Boston Celtics by three points with under three minutes to play.

And then the Celtics (20-19 overall) went on a 14-2 run fueled by four Indiana turnovers that led to transition baskets en route to a 103-94 win at the TD Garden.

The Pacers (22-17) committed 17 turnovers on the night, six of which came in the final quarter. They are now 2-6 in games on the second night of back-to-backs this season.

Indiana shot 10-for-22 from the field in the fourth quarter, while Boston made five of its last six shots from the field.

Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points despite shooting 7-for-20 from the field.

CJ Miles was o-for-9 from three-point range one night removed from hitting four longballs in a win over the Phoenix Suns. He finished with eight points.

George Hill also hit four three-pointers Tuesday, but was just 1-for-4 from distance Wednesday. He had 13 points on the night.

Point guard Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 28 points and Jae Crowder had 25. They combined for 10 of the team’s last 14 points down the stretch.

Amir Johnson snared 18 rebounds for the Celtics and had a steal and a dunk that put the Celtics up for good.

Indiana returns home Friday night against the Wizards before heading to the west coast for a five-game road trip.

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