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In-Season Tournament schedule: Celtics draw Pacers in quarterfinals

The C's will visit the Pacers for their quarterfinal matchup next week.

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The Boston Celtics beat the odds to win Group C and advance to the knockout stage of the NBA In-Season Tournament on Tuesday night.

They needed to win Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls by at least 23 points and get some help from the Brooklyn Nets in their game vs. the Toronto Raptors. Both items were checked off as they blew out the Bulls by 27 and Brooklyn beat Toronto, giving Boston the tiebreaker in its group.

Next up is the knockout round, which consists of eight teams (six group stage winners, two wild cards) and is set to begin next week. The No. 3 seed Celtics will visit the No. 2 Indiana Pacers for their quarterfinal matchup on Monday, Dec. 4, with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston.

On the other side of the Eastern Conference bracket, the No. 4 New York Knicks will face the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with that winner facing the winner of Celtics-Pacers.

Here's a look at the full In-Season Tournament knockout stage schedule:


  • Monday, Dec. 4: No. 3 Celtics at No. 2 Pacers, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC Sports Boston)
  • Monday, Dec. 4: No. 3 Pelicans at No. 2 Kings, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5: No. 4 Knicks at No. 1 Bucks, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5: No. 4 Suns at No. 1 Lakers, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)


  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Celtics-Pacers winner vs. Knicks-Bucks winner, 5 p.m. or 9 p.m. ET (in Las Vegas)
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Pelicans-Kings winner vs. Suns-Lakers winner, 5 p.m. or 9 p.m. ET (in Las Vegas)

Championship Game

Saturday, Dec. 9: East winner vs. West winner, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

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