The Pacers had a chance to tie the game, but a mix up on the inbound saw Wes Matthews' pass sail out of bounds, leaving Tatum to shut down the game, with this two-handed jam.
While Brown and Tatum have both already compiled terrific highlight reels in the regular season and playoffs, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that their massive connection this time is "one of the best plays" he has ever seen from the two.
What a difference a game makes. To the Celtics star, series openers provide opportunities to spot advantages, notice adjustments and work on fixes for the games to come. It took less than a minute of game time for Pacers bettors to go from comfortable to devastated. Now Irving (28.5 PPG) and Tatum will lead the Celtics to Indianapolis, where the tandem hopes to continue its dominant ways and place the C's in position to advance to the next round.
The Pacers not only struggled from the field, but they struggled from the free throw line, too, shooting 12-of-21 (57.1%).
Boston shook off a lethargic start by coming out of the locker room for the second half motivated. The three games prior to tonight went over the betting total by 10.8 points per game.
Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth to beat the in 99-91 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. This will be just the fourth Game 2 since 2005 featuring two teams that shot less than 40% from the field in Game 1.
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Then Boston ended up winning by eight, 99-91.
IN closed as a 7.5-point underdog. Boston has to be better with ball handling as they committed 17 turnovers in the contest. All seemed fine. But with 5:26 remaining, Boston guard Kyrie Irving knocked down a 25-foot three-pointer to give the Celtics an 84-82 lead.
Horford was a game-time decision with an illness but was able to remain in the Celtics' starting lineup.
Still, despite not being at 100% physically, Horford managed to set the tone by making his presence felt, especially on the interior. Jayson Tatum put up 15 points while Gordon Hayward (seven rebounds, four assists) and Al Horford (11 rebounds) each had 10 in the win.
The five-time All-Star was one of five Celtics to grab five or more rebounds: Jaylen Brown finished with nine, Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier grabbed six and Gordon Hayward added five more rebounds as Boston outrebounded IN 48-36 on the night.