Celtics vs. Pacers: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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The Boston Celtics will play the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics won their last matchup 113-98 against the Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Pacers won their last game 130-109 against the Knicks on Sunday. Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 25 points for the Celtics in the win. Tyrese Haliburton’s team-high 26 points paced the Pacers in the victory.

When is Celtics vs. Pacers?

This matchup between the Celtics and Pacers will happen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. You can expect the opening tip at 8:00 PM ET.

Where to watch Celtics vs. Pacers

The Celtics and Pacers will take to the court at TD Garden for this matchup on May 21, and if you’d like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN.

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Celtics Stats, Odds & Insights

The Celtics have entered the game as favorites 79 times this season and won 63, or 79.7%, of those games.

The Celtics put up 120.6 points per game (just 0.4 more points than the 120.2 the Pacers allow).

The Celtics make 3.6 more threes per contest than the opposition, 16.5 (first in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.9.

In the 2023-24 season, the Celtics are scoring 5.1 more points per home game on average than on the road (123.1 at home, 118.0 on the road), but are allowing 2.6 fewer points per home game compared to road games (107.9 at home, 110.5 on the road).

In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been putting up 108.1 points per contest, an average that’s significantly lower than the 120.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season.

Pacers Stats, Odds & Insights

The Pacers have a +250 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.1 points per game. They’re putting up 123.3 points per game, first in the league, and are allowing 120.2 per contest to rank 27th in the NBA.

The Pacers’ 123.3 points-per-game average is 14.1 more points than the 109.2 the Celtics allow.

Beyond the arc, the Pacers are 10th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.2). They are ninth in 3-point percentage at 37.4%.

The Pacers score 125.5 points per game at home, 4.5 more than on the road (121.0). On defense they allow 118.7 per game, 3.1 fewer points than away (121.8).

The Pacers have performed worse offensively over their past 10 games, putting up 114.5 points per contest, 8.8 fewer points their than season average of 123.3.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 74 26.9 8.1 4.9 1.0 0.6 3.1
Jaylen Brown 70 23.0 5.5 3.6 1.2 0.5 2.1
Derrick White 73 15.2 4.2 5.2 1.0 1.2 2.7
Jrue Holiday 69 12.5 5.4 4.8 0.9 0.8 2.0
Payton Pritchard 82 9.6 3.2 3.4 0.5 0.1 1.8

Pacers Key Players to Watch

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 80 21.7 7.1 4.3 0.8 0.3 1.1
Tyrese Haliburton 69 20.1 3.9 10.9 1.2 0.7 2.8
Myles Turner 77 17.1 6.9 1.3 0.5 1.9 1.5
Aaron Nesmith 72 12.2 3.8 1.5 0.9 0.7 1.9
Obi Toppin 82 10.3 3.9 1.6 0.6 0.5 1.2

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