Victor Oladipo’s dramatic winner gives Pacers statement win over Celtics

INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo didn't fib when he insisted that if his Indiana Pacers were down by two to end a game that he wouldn't go for the tie. He'd pull up for 3.

Saturday, in the second game of a back-to-back against the projected best team in the Eastern Conference, Oladipo trotted down the floor and drilled the long ball over Al Horford with 3.4 seconds left of what became a 102-101 victory over the Boston Celtics.

He then made a steal of the inbounds pass from Gordon Hayward to seal it. 

After wins against the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks — and even the San Antonio Spurs, who are no longer the Spurs of old — this will carry more weight than all of those combined for the Pacers.

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