In order for the Boston Celtics to scrape out a win tonight against the Indiana Pacers, they’ll need to hone in on 3 specific keys.
After being walloped in a Christmas day bout against the red-hot Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics look to bounce back tonight against the Indiana Pacers and, in turn, get them back over the .500 threshold.
With this much improved Eastern Conference in comparison to years past, every win means that much more for, come season’s end, a two or three-win separation could wind up being the difference between the second seed and the sixth seed.
With the hope of a rebound exhibition tonight, the Cs will want to bring their A-game and try to fire on all cylinders.
In the game, there are 3 specific keys to victory Boston will want to hone in on:
Boston Celtics key No. 1) Win the battle of the bigs
In tonight’s game, the Cs will be facing off against one of the most talented power forward/ center duos in the league in Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.
Both coming off stellar 2019-20 campaigns, where Turner posted 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks and Sabonis posted 18.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, and five assists on his way to his first All-Star nod, Boston will have their hands full in regard to the big man battle.
Game one, against a towering lineup consisting of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez, the team won, and both of Theis and Turner played quite well.
Game two, with lackadaisical play from both, the team lost.
Being that the Pacers like to run a large portion of their offense through Sabonis down low, they’ll want to come away from tonight’s outing winning the battle of the bigs which, hopefully, will win them the battle as a whole.