BOSTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 23 points Wednesday night as the Indiana Pacers defeated Boston, 97-84, and left the Celtics shorthanded due to a serious injury.
Boston star Tony Allen suffered an apparently major injury to his left leg in the third quarter when he landed awkwardly. He was taken to a local hospital for examination.
Allen scored 19 points before suffering the injury.
Indiana scored the final eight points of the third period to take a 24-point cushion into the fourth quarter.