BOSTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Ray Allen scored 23 points, Paul Pierce had 21 and the Boston Celtics won for the 13th time in their last 14 games Tuesday, topping the Indiana Pacers 103-94.
Allen scored 15 of his points in the second half. He made all nine of his free throws and Pierce was 12-of-13 from the line.
Kendrick Perkins recorded 19 points and Rajon Rondo had 15 points with nine assists and six steals for the Celtics.
Indiana's Troy Murphy topped all scorers with 24 points. Earl Watson added 18 points and Brandon Rush had 15 for the Pacers.