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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Game 66: Celtics vs. Pacers

By Greg Payne

(47-18, 28-6 home)     -- vs. --     (29-38, 11-23 away)
at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m. | CSN, WEEI (850 AM)

PAYNE'S THREE THINGS TO WATCH
GAME PREVIEW (via Stats Inc.)
Indiana (29-38) will be coming to town on a high this time after a home-and-home sweep of New York.

Danny Granger scored 26 points Tuesday, including a jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining to give the Pacers a 119-117 home victory. Granger missed Sunday's 106-93 win at Madison Square Garden because of strep throat. Tyler Hansbrough set a new career high in each game against the Knicks, following a 29-point effort Sunday with 30 points two nights later.

The Pacers, who had lost six straight prior to Sunday, are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the East -- one-half game ahead of Charlotte.

"We had a rough stretch that, we all understand that we went through a tough time," coach Frank Vogel said. "We're on our way back to being ourselves."

Read the full preview HERE.