Celtics take entire first half vs. Pacers to adjust to Marcus Smart's absence

Abysmal is the best word to describe the play of the Boston Celtics in the first half in Game One versus the Pacers. The Celtics got the 84-74 win, but it wasn't easy. Marcus Smart's absence was apparent right out of the gate. Jaylen Brown got the start in place of Smart but it was clear the team lacked focus, energy, ball-handling and crisp passing. In that first half, Boston was out-hustled and outplayed by Indiana - the passes were sloppy and lazy - and the turnovers kept adding up. If not for...

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7 months ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

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