[7:00 PM] Celtics @ Pacers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Celtics (16-12)

@ Indiana Pacers (15-15)


The line for this game is Boston by 1 point.

The Boston Celtics followed up a three-game slide with a three-game winning streak and will try to make it four in a row when they close out a three-game road trip by visiting the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. The Celtics erased a 17-point second-half deficit and earned a 112-109 victory in overtime at Memphis on Tuesday to clinch a winning trip.

Thomas sat out four games with a groin strain and Boston dropped three of those four contests, only to go on a winning streak as soon as he returned. Thomas is averaging 31 points on 54.9 percent shooting in the three games since his return and scored 20 or more in each of his last 12 contests.

• One player developing some consistency for Indiana is point guard Jeff Teague, who collected 17 points and 11 assists on Tuesday for his third double-double in the last four contests. The former Atlanta Hawks star is from Indianapolis and had a difficult time adjusting to a new offense in his old hometown in the first month of the season and did not record his first double-double until Dec. 7. Teague’s improved play is taking some of the burden off George, who scored 20 or more points in eight of the last 10 games but was 6-of-16 from the field en route to 16 points on Tuesday.

Pacers G Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) missed the last four games and is day-to-day.

• Celtics SG Avery Bradley is shooting 52.7 percent from the field in the last four contests.

• Thomas scored 23 points in Boston’s 105-99 win at Indiana on Nov. 12.
StreakSmarts Pick: Indiana Pacers

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick