Boston Celtics defeat Indiana Pacers, 114-96

WALTHAM - The Celtics might not have drawn a red circle around the date on their calendars.

But there is a heightened sense of awareness that tonight's opponent, Indiana, is the only team that has defeated them convincingly this season.

On Nov. 1, the Pacers took a 95-79 victory, providing a discouraging end to an extraordinary week for the Celtics, who had raised their 17th NBA championship banner and won twice in previous days.

But that defeat also signaled a wake-...