The Celtics shot 68% in the 2nd quarter, leaving Indiana in the dust for the rest of Game 1 of the Eastern Quarter Finals, winning 94-121 at home as all 12 Celtics scored.
There was reason to celebrate after a rocky genesis to this series in the 1st quarter, a quarter that saw Indiana play gutsy ball, only for Boston to storm back.
However, Josh Howard continued his hot streak (18 points), including a steal off an inbound play followed by an immediate three-pointer from the corner. When Boston is leading by 20+, the play made a mockery of Indiana's focus that clearly faltered after the 1st quarter, along with their shooting efficiency and inconsistent defense.
Clearly, Indiana must play harder to even stand a chance.