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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 26 27 26 25 4 108 INDIANA 31 33 15 25 9 113 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 37, PAUL PIERCE 19, MILT PALACIO 18 IND - REGGIE MILLER 29, JERMAINE ONEAL 18, AL HARRINGTON 14

HIGH REBOUND: BOS - VITALY POTAPENKO 10, ANTOINE WALKER 9 IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 13, AL HARRINGTON 10

HIGH ASSISTS: BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 7, MILT PALACIO 6 IND - TRAVIS BEST 6, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 18,345


Extended Box

BOSTON (108) AT INDIANA (113) - FINAL IN OT

BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MCCARTY F 32 4-8 2-2 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 11 E WILLIAMS F 46 3-10 5-8 3 3 6 3 5 3 3 11 BLOUNT C 16 0-1 3-4 2 2 4 0 4 1 1 3 PIERCE G 33 6-13 5-8 0 4 4 3 5 0 3 19 WALKER G 51 13-28 5-5 3 6 9 7 4 3 6 37 POTAPENKO 33 2-5 2-4 4 6 10 2 3 1 3 6 GRIFFIN 15 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 PALACIO 36 6-12 5-5 0 6 6 6 2 3 7 18 HERREN 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 BATTIE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MOISO DNP - COACH'S DECISION STITH DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE

TOTALS 265 35-80 28-38 13 32 45 24 28 12 24 108 (.438) (.737) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 24(25 PTS)

INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HARRINGTON F 34 7-14 0-0 7 3 10 4 3 5 1 14 MCKEY F 23 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 2 5 1 0 6 ONEAL C 43 7-11 4-8 3 10 13 4 4 1 3 18 R MILLER G 35 9-21 8-8 0 1 1 4 5 2 3 29 ROSE G 43 5-13 3-4 1 4 5 4 3 1 3 13 BEST 27 5-12 3-3 0 2 2 6 3 4 1 13 FOSTER 25 1-2 1-4 4 0 4 1 2 0 2 3 CROSHERE 20 4-7 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 2 11 EDNEY 9 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 J BENDER 6 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 4 PERKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TABAK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 43-91 23-31 16 28 44 29 31 16 17 113 (.473) (.742) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

BOSTON 26 27 26 25 4 - 108 INDIANA 31 33 15 25 9 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - WALKER, PIERCE, POTAPENKO. INDIANA - ONEAL 4. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 10-29 (.345), MCCARTY 1-4, E WILLIAMS 0-3, PIERCE 2-3, WALKER 6-13, GRIFFIN 0-1, PALACIO 1-5. INDIANA 4-10 (.400), R MILLER 3-8, CROSHERE 1-2. TECHNICALS: INDIANA - R MILLER. OFFICIALS: HUGH EVANS, MARK WUNDERLICH, SCOTT WALL. A - 18,345. T - 2:31.


Box Score

BOSTON (108) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mccarty 32 4-8 2-2 1-3 3 2 11 E Williams 46 3-10 5-8 3-6 3 5 11 Blount 16 0-1 3-4 2-4 0 4 3 Pierce 33 6-13 5-8 0-4 3 5 19 Walker 51 13-28 5-5 3-9 7 4 37 Potapenko 33 2-5 2-4 4-10 2 3 6 Griffin 15 1-3 1-2 0-3 0 1 3 Palacio 36 6-12 5-5 0-6 6 2 18 Herren 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Battie 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Moiso DNP - coach's decision Stith DNP - sore left knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 35-80 28-38 13-45 24 28 108 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.737. 3-Point Goals: 10-29, .345 (Mccarty 1-4, E Williams 0-3, Pierce 2-3, Walker 6-13, Griffin 0-1, Palacio 1-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Walker, Pierce, Potapenko). Turnovers: 24 (Palacio 7, Walker 6, E Williams 3, Pierce 3, Potapenko 3, Blount, Mccarty). Steals: 12 (E Williams 3, Palacio 3, Walker 3, Blount, Mccarty, Potapenko).

INDIANA (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harrington 34 7-14 0-0 7-10 4 3 14 Mckey 23 3-5 0-0 0-3 2 5 6 Oneal 43 7-11 4-8 3-13 4 4 18 R Miller 35 9-21 8-8 0-1 4 5 29 Rose 43 5-13 3-4 1-5 4 3 13 Best 27 5-12 3-3 0-2 6 3 13 Foster 25 1-2 1-4 4-4 1 2 3 Croshere 20 4-7 2-2 1-5 2 2 11 Edney 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 1 2 J Bender 6 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Perkins DNP - coach's decision Tabak DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 43-91 23-31 16-44 29 31 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.742. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (R Miller 3-8, Croshere 1-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 4 (Oneal 4). Turnovers: 18 (Oneal 3, R Miller 3, Rose 3, Croshere 2, Foster 2, Best, Edney, Harrington, J Bender). Steals: 16 (Harrington 5, Best 4, Edney 2, R Miller 2, Mckey, Oneal, Rose). _________________________________________________ Boston 26 27 26 25 4 - 108 Indiana 31 33 15 25 9 - 113 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Indiana 1 (R Miller, 5:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,345. T: 2:31. Officials: Hugh Evans, Mark Wunderlich, Scott Wall.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- You could not tell from the way the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics played that the game meant nothing.

The Celtics scored the last eight points of regulation to force overtime, where clutch jumpers by Travis Best and Austin Croshere in the final 90 seconds gave the playoff-bound Pacers a 113-108 victory.

It was the season-high sixth straight win for the Pacers, who clinched the final postseason berth in the Eastern Conference and eliminated Boston on Wednesday.

"I thought tonight was a particularly tough game for our team emotionally and psychologically," Pacers coach Isiah Thomas said. "Clinching the other night took the air out of this game."

A week ago, this game appeared to be a pivotal one as the teams were separated by just one game in the standings. But the Celtics lost three of four while Indiana won four in a row, rendering this meeting meaningless.

Reggie Miller led six Pacers in double figures with 29 points. His 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining in the fourth quarter opened a 104-96 lead.

But the Celtics stormed back as if they were playing for their postseason lives. Antoine Walker hit a 3-pointer, Milt Palacio had a steal and dunk and Paul Pierce tied it with a 3-pointer with 24 seconds to go.

"There's not a guy in that locker room that will lay down on the court," Celtics interim coach Jim O'Brien said. "We competed our butts off."

"The heart we show is unbelievable," Pierce said. "It seemed like we were out of the game with a minute to go and the next thing you know it's a tie game."

Miller missed a jumper in the final seconds of regulation and the teams traded two points each through the first 3 1/2 minutes of overtime. But Best, who scored 13 points, drilled a 22-footer to give Indiana the lead for good with 1:14 left.

Pierce missed a 16-footer and Croshere answered with a jumper that beat the shot clock for a 110-106 advantage with 38 seconds remaining. After a layup by Pierce and a foul shot by Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal, Walker had a chance to tie it but his 3-pointer was an airball. Miller made two free throws to seal it.

Jermaine O'Neal had 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Pacers (39-40), who still have a mathematical chance to finish seventh in the East. Otherwise, they will face top seed Philadelphia in the first round.

"The seventh spot is still alive but it's not like playing (second-seeded) Milwaukee will be a picnic," Thomas said.

"We can't think about positioning," Pacers swingman Jalen Rose said. "We've just got to keep winning and finding ways to improve and go into the playoffs on a very positive note."

Indiana last won five in a row from November 5-14. It has scored 100 points in five straight games for the first time since Games Two through Six of the 2000 NBA Finals.

Walker scored 37 points and Pierce added 19 for the Celtics, who have lost five of their last six games.

"We've come up short in the playoff race, but I really enjoy this team," Pierce said.

Miller scored 15 points in the first half as the Pacers raced to a 64-53 lead. The Celtics fought back to tie it, 79-79, after three quarters.

"It seems like our M.O. this year has been to get down early, come back on teams and give ourselves a chance to pull it out at the end," Walker said.

Al Harrington scored 14 points and Rose and Best added 13 apiece for the Pacers, who shot 47 percent (43-of-91) from the field and forced 24 turnovers, converting them into 25 points.

Palacio scored 18 points for the Celtics, who shot 44 percent (35-of-80), including 10-of-29 from 3-point range.

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