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Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers 101-98

BOSTON (AP) — Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Boston’s surge early in the fourth was interrupted for a few minutes when rookie Marcus Smart injured his left leg and was carted to the locker room. Smart, the No. 6 pick in this year’s draft, clutched at his lower left leg after getting his arm hooked by Indiana’s A.J. Price and crashing to the floor with 11:07 left.

Smart never got up and his teammates gathered around as medical personnel attended to the injury. Boston fans chanted Smart’s name and gave the guard a standing ovation as he was carted off on a gurney with his left leg elevated.

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