Andrew Bynum returned to the court for the first time since he was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Bynum was impressive, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes, helping the Indiana Pacers get back on the right track with a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Pacers, who entered the night having suffered four consecutive defeats, were led by David West’s 24 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Paul George and George Hill had 12 points apiece while Luis Scola had 11 points and five rebounds and Roy Hibbert had six points and nine rebounds.
The Pacers pushed their lead to 15 in the second half, but the Celtics rallied back, cutting the lead to one at 77-76 in the fourth quarter. The Pacers answered by scoring six straight points and never looked back, cruising to victory from there.
Jared Sullinger led the Celtics with 17 points and nine rebounds and Kris Humphries had 15 points and nine rebounds.
The Pacers are now 47-17 and the Celtics are 22-42.