INDIANAPOLIS — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics erased a 17-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 116-111.
Jaylen Brown scored 20 for the Celtics, who had a 33-18 scoring edge in the final quarter.
The Pacers built an 88-71 lead in the third quarter and were still ahead by 11 entering the fourth, when Tatum scored 14 points and the Celtics surged to a 109-100 lead.
The game was similar to when the teams met on Sunday. The Pacers had a huge third quarter before the Celtics rallied to take the lead. The Pacers won that one, 108-107, on Domantas Sabonis' layup with 8.4 seconds remaining.
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