Boston Celtics defeat Indiana Pacers, 122-117

INDIANAPOLIS - After winning the NBA championship last season, the Celtics felt they needed to repeat in order to be regarded among the franchise's best teams.

But after taking a 122-117 overtime win over Indiana last night, this group has established itself, at least statistically.

The Celtics (20-2) recorded their 12th straight victory to match the best start to a season set by the 1963-64 team, becoming the first Celtic team to win 20 of its first 22 contests in succ...