Marcus Morris' Son Makes Guest Appearance At Celtics Postgame Presser

Tanya Simon
April 15, 2019

Morris scored a healthy 20 points in his 29 minutes on the court Sunday afternoon.

Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Indiana Pacers tries to drive against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics in the first half of a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Boston Celtics can take complete control of this series with a victory here and building a 2-0 lead.

The 74-point total was a full 15 below Indiana's regular-season low of 89, done three times. The Celtics capitalized and led by as many as 22 in the fourth. "We just didn't score enough", Indiana's Wesley Matthews said.

The Pacers were outrebounded 48-33 by the Celtics. Boston did have a 26-8 edge in fast-break points, and in still lost by only a bucket, so if the Pacers can slow the pace even a little, they have a great chance to cover or even pull the upset. Boston got the first basket of the second quarter - a nifty euro-step finish in transition by Gordon Hayward - but in rattled off nine consecutive points and carried that lead into the break thanks in part to Boston's 32.5 percent shooting from the floor, 23.5 percent shooting from three and 10 turnovers, which led to 11 points. They finished the quarter 2 for 19 from the field.

"I think that experience, firsthand, is always the best teacher", Irving said. "We didn't shoot particularly well, but we did the little things to get this win".

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Pacers shot 13-for-20 from the field (and 3-for-7 from 3-point range) on uncontested shots in the first half.

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The Boston Celtics won game one by double digits, and that was with them shooting a brutal 36.4 percent from the field. "They got the momentum and never let that go". "I thought we had some open looks in that third quarter and really lost our rhythm".

The Celtics have been at their best this season when they are forcing turnovers, spacing the floor and knocking down outside shots.

This dunk by Brown helped jumpstart Boston's big second-half run.

"We'll you figured they'll make adjustments", Pacers guard Darren Collison said.

"He's a very good 3-point shooter, we know that, " Pacers forward Thaddeus Young said. "Now you can really see where you can improve". Just the focus level on the game plan really comes to the ultimate level and we depend on each other that much more.

The Celtics still have a lot to prove without a catalyst like Smart in the lineup, but they have taken the right first step by winning at home to start out the series.

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