The Boston Celtics ran into a buzz saw named the Indiana Pacers Sunday night, losing 106-79. The Pacers at 22-5 have the best record in the east and they showed why.

Paul George scored 24, Lance Stephenson had a triple double and Roy Hibbert had a double double. Add in stiffling defense and the C's didn't have a chance.

The game marked the return to Indianapolis for Celtics coach Brad Stevens. He coached Bulter University for the last six years. Stevens grew up in the state of Indiana.

Avery Bradley led the C's with 13.

The Celtics drop to 12-17 and are off until Saturday afternoon.