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Saturday, March 1st (All times Eastern)

Indiana Pacers (44-13) at Boston Celtics (20-39), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The NBA-best Indiana Pacers hope to start another successful month when they invade Boston Saturday to take on the Celtics at TD Garden.

The Pacers are two games ahead of the Miami Heat for the East's top spot with a fabulous 44-13 record and just went 9-3 in February. They capped the month with a 101-96 triumph versus Milwaukee on Thursday and were led by Roy Hibbert's 24 points and 12 rebounds.

"We're a balanced attack. A different guy will get going every night," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said.

Paul George and Lance Stephenson scored 18 points apiece for the Pacers, who shot 51.4 percent to make up for 19 turnovers that led to 25 Milwaukee points.

The Pacers have won three in a row and will put their 16-10 road record on the line Saturday.

Indiana guard George Hill (shoulder) is questionable against the Celtics.

Boston ended a five-game losing streak with Wednesday's 115-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the opener of a five-game homestand.

Jerryd Bayless netted 29 points, while Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 assists for the Celtics, who had a 34-25 advantage in the fourth quarter and improved to 12-17 in Beantown.

"It was good that they played well together," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said of the Bayless/Rondo combo. "Maybe we'll see that more. Makes a lot of sense after tonight."

Jeff Green tallied 17 points and eight rebounds, while Brandon Bass provided 14 points and eight boards in a winning effort. The Celtics were without forward Jared Sullinger (mild concussion) and center Kelly Olynyk (toe). Both players are questionable Saturday. Sullinger has missed three straight games.

The Celtics will also host Golden State, Brooklyn and Detroit on the stay and have lost the first two meetings with Indiana this season. The two teams will meet again March 11 in Indy.

Indiana has dropped nine of its last 11 visits to Boston.

03/01 10:22:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
Final
LAC 93
OKC 90
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IND
MEM
 
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CHI
CLE
 
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MIL
PHI
 
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SAC
POR
 
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PHO
SAN
 
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LAL
LAC
 
Final
LOU 31
FSU 42
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GASO 42
TROY 10
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TULA
CIN
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MEM
TULSA
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BUF 2
BOS 3
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PIT 3
LOS 0
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NJD 2
WIN 1
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FLA 2
ARI 1
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OTT 4
CHI 5
Final
TAM 4
PHI 3
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STL 2
ANA 0
Final
MIN 4
SJS 3
Final
COL 5
NYI 0
Final
VAN 3
MON 2
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CLB
TOR
 
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DET
LOS
 
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DAL
ANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28