The Celtics travel to Indiana for the second game of a three-game road trip that ends Wednesday in Detroit. The Pacers dropped a home decision to Memphis on Sunday and are just 8-7 at home. The Pacers beat the Celtics in their only visit to Conseco Fieldhouse last season.
The two teams met on Dec. 19 in Boston and the Celtics pulled away with a 99-88 win behind Paul Pierce’s triple double.
*Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before the team’s shootaround that Rajon Rondo could play Friday against New Orleans. He has missed the past two weeks with a sprained left ankle.
BOSTON CELTICS (23-5)
PG Nate Robinson
SG Ray Allen
SF Paul Pierce
PF Kevin Garnett
C Shaquille O’Neal
INDIANA PACERS (13-15)
PG Darren Collison (Less than a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio)
SG Mike Dunleavy (Believe it or not, he’s already 30 years old)
SF Danny Granger (Career low 42 percent from the field this season)
PF Josh McRoberts (Career best 6.5 ppg this season)
C Roy Hibbert (Career highs in points, rebounds, and assists)