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pacers 87. celtics 74

Pacers halt Celtics’ streak

Paul Pierce battled for possession with Pacers’ small forward Danny Granger in the first half.
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Paul Pierce battled for possession with Pacers’ small forward Danny Granger in the first half.

Danny Granger had 15 points and Roy Hibbert scored 11 with 12 rebounds Friday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to an 87-74 victory over the Boston Celtics.

It was Indiana’s first win in Boston since 2007.

Ray Allen returned after missing one game with an illness and scored 23 points for the Celtics, who for the first time this season lost a game with their starting lineup intact.

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Paul Pierce, who missed the first three games — all losses — scored 10 points on 3-for-17 shooting as Boston shot just 39 percent.

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The Pacers were coming off a 35-point loss to the Miami Heat in which Granger shot 2 for 13.

The Celtics scored just 25 points in the first half, tying a franchise low.