Even without Jalen Brown and Marcus Morris in the lineup, the Boston Celtics keep winning. Saturday night in Indiana the Celts beat the Pacers 108-98.

Brown was given permission to miss the game to attend the funeral of a childhood friend in Atlanta. Morris did not play on the second night of a back-to-back to rest his sore knee.

No matter. After trailing by 10 at halftime, the Celtics scored 37 points in the third quarter to take command of the game.

Kyrie Irving scored 25 point, Al Horford had 21 and Marucs Smart also had a big night as a starter with 15 points, five assists and six rebounds. terry rozier came off the bench to score 17.

The Celts are now 18-3. Next on the schedule - former C's player Avery Bradley and the Detroit Pistons come to Boston Monday night.