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Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Eastern Conference Finals begin on Tuesday when the Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers to start a series between the two highest-scoring teams from the 2023/24 NBA regular season.

The Celtics beat the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance to the Conference Finals, while the Pacers beat two teams affected by injuries, the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks, to get to this point.

How to watch Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1, TV channel and streaming

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 2024 Eastern Conference Finals will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2, which can both be watched through cable TV or with live TV streaming apps including YouTubeTV, SlingTV and FuboTV.

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 start date, time and venue

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 is scheduled to tip off at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Tuesday, May 21 with the game to be played at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 injury report

Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin - shoulder, out

Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis - calf, doubtful

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 predicted lineups

Indiana Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

Boston Celtics: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 stats

  • In the 2023/24 regular season, the Pacers finished first and the Celtics finished second in scoring with 123.3 and 120.6 team points per game, respectively.
  • The Pacers lead all 2024 playoff teams in scoring in the postseason with 114.2 points per game, while the Celtics are sixth overall and third among remaining playoff teams with 108.1 points per game.
  • Indiana has been the best three-point shooting team at 38.1 percent this postseason, while Boston is third overall and second among remaining teams at 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.
  • Pacers center Myles Turner leads all players remaining in the playoffs with 1.8 blocks per game in the postseason so far.
  • Pacers players Andrew Nembhard and Ben Sheppard are third and fourth in three-point percentage among all players in the playoffs this year, shooting 48.7 and 47.4 percent from beyond the arc respectively.
  • Celtics guard Derrick White has the second-best individual offensive rating this postseason, with Boston scoring 133.6 points per 100 possessions with him on the court.
  • Boston has the best defensive rating of teams remaining with 106.9 points allowed per 100 possessions, while Indiana's defensive rating is the worst among remaining playoff teams at 118.1 points allowed per 100 possessions.
  • Indiana and Boston have the two highest effective field goal percentages - which adjust for the fact a three-point basket is worth more than a two-point basket - among playoff teams at 58.1 percent and 56.9 percent, respectively.

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