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INDIANAPOLIS — The Celtics are coming off their disappointing 93-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls and a tongue lashing from coach Doc Rivers, who showed his team the film this morning and pointed out its lack of effort.

Avery Bradley will start again for the Celtics at shooting guard, opposing 6-foot-8 swingman Paul George, who is a solid defender. The Pacers are coming off an impressive 103-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at home and a win tonight for give Indiana the season series and a tie-breaking advantage of the two teams are tied in the standings. As of now, the Pacers are the No. 3 seed, so this could be a playoff preview.

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STARTING LINEUPS

BOSTON CELTICS (30-24)

PG Rajon Rondo
SG Avery Bradley
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett

INACTIVES: Jermaine O’Neal, Mickael Pietrus

INDIANA PACERS (34-21)

PG Darren Collison
SG Paul George
SF Danny Granger
PF David West
C Roy Hibbert

INACTIVES: Jeff Foster, Kyrylo Fesenko

OFFICIALS: Eddie F. Rush, Kevin Fehr, Brian Forte

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