The Celtics prisoner their initial best-of-seven array brush given 2011 and modernized to a second-round matchup with possibly a Milwaukee Bucks or Detroit Pistons.
“Any time we 4-0 a team, we feel great,” Hayward said. “We’re going to reanimate adult a small bit and be prepared for a subsequent round.”
The Bucks, who had a NBA’s best regular-season record, possess a 3-0 array corner on Detroit and can finish a brush of their possess on Monday.
Hayward came off a Boston dais to lead 7 double-figure scorers, attack 7-of-9 shots from a building and all 3 of his 3-point attempts.
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Marcus Morris, another haven star, scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for a Celtics, who won notwithstanding bad sharpened from tip stars and 16 turnovers.
Kyrie Irving went 4-of-13 from a floor, 0-of-4 from 3-point range, and finished with 14 points and 7 assists while Al Horford was 4-of-19 from a floor, 1-of-6 on 3-pointers, with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 8 rebounds, going 4-of-10 from a building and 9-of-12 from a giveaway chuck line.
“It was a scrappy series, defensive series, earthy series,” Hayward said. “Proud of a group for fighting. We fought by it. It was a good group win.”
The Celtics led 73-72 entering a fourth entertain though a Pacers had taken an 82-80 corner when Boston unleashed a vicious 15-3 run to seize command.
Hayward had a 3-point play and a 3-point basket in a run while Tatum combined a asperse and 3 giveaway throws for a Celtics, who jumped forward 95-85 with 3:32 to play.
After that, a Pacers never came closer than a final margin. Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 22 points.
Later games Sunday find fortifying champion Golden State during a Los Angeles Clippers, Portland during Oklahoma City and Torontoat Orlando with any home group seeking a feat to turn their array during 2-2.