Celtics Win Defensive Battle to Take Game 1 (VIDEO)

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Boston Celtics jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series with the Indiana Pacers, winning 84-74 at TD Garden.

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Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving each had 20 points to pace the C’s in the win while Jayson Tatum had 15. Al Horford added a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Celtics played sloppy, turning it over 17 times in the game, but they did connect on 10 three-pointers and were 18-22 at the foul line.

Game 2 is on Wednesday night in Boston as the C’s look to go up 2-0 in the series.