Celtics: Shock the Indiana Pacers with 3-0 Series Lead After Epic Comeback Win!

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Boston Celtics pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind victory in Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers, taking a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Led by Jayson Tatum’s 36 points, the Celtics erased an 18-point deficit to secure a 114-111 win on Saturday night. Game 4 is set for Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

The Pacers, missing Tyrese Haliburton due to a hamstring injury, were unable to contain the Celtics’ surge led by Andrew Nembhard’s standout performance. Nembhard stepped up with a career-high 32 points and nine assists, filling in admirably for the injured Haliburton.

Despite strong performances from Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner, and T.J. McConnell, the Pacers couldn’t hold off the Celtics as Tatum took over in the second half. The Celtics narrowed the lead, with Jrue Holiday sealing the victory with a crucial and-1 play in the final minute.

Al Horford, replacing the injured Kristaps Porziņģis, made NBA playoff history by becoming the oldest player to sink seven 3-pointers in a playoff game. Horford’s contributions have been instrumental for the Celtics, allowing them to maintain their momentum in the absence of Porziņģis.

Nembhard’s stellar performance against a formidable Celtics defense showcased his potential and versatility as a player. As the Pacers face an uphill battle to avoid elimination, Nembhard’s emergence as a key player highlights the team’s resilience despite facing significant injuries.

While the Pacers showed flashes of brilliance, the Celtics’ depth and resilience have put them in a favorable position to advance to the NBA Finals. With Game 5 looming, the Pacers must regroup and find a way to overcome the Celtics’ stifling defense and offensive firepower to extend the series.