We've got the Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 Results according to NBA 2K24 to see who the game predicts as our winner. The Eastern Conference Finals begins tonight, as Tyrese Haliburton and the Pacers head to Boston to face off against Jayson Tatum and the Celtics. The Pacers earned their ticket after a hard-fought series against the New York Knicks. The Celtics, meanwhile, enjoyed a quick series against an injured Cavaliers' team. However, only one can advance to the coveted NBA Finals for a chance to win it all.

Pacers vs. Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Results According To NBA 2K24

According to our NBA 2K24 Simulation, the Boston Celtics will defeat the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 by a score of 111-87. The Pacers played hard in the first quarter, but ultimately crumbled throughout the rest of the contest. Meanwhile, Jason Taytum and the Celtics enjoyed a healthy dosing of offense and defense to secure Game 1.

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Boston took a quick 9-3 lead, but Indiana somehow managed to win the 1st quarter. However, their small burst of success quickly ended in the second quarter, where the Celtics started gradually building a big lead. Although they only lead by 5 at the end of the half, it was clear the Celtics had this game secured.

Boston proceeded to outscore Indiana in every quarter afterwards, and never looked back en route to a dominant victory. Additionally, the team converted more Field Goals and Three Pointers, while only turning the ball over four times. Indiana, meanwhile turned the ball over 7 times and only earned 1 point off TOs.

In terms of player performances, Jayson Tatum earned the game ball after scoring 47 points and earning 12 rebounds. Additionally, he recorded six assists, two steals, and a block while converting 50% of 3PT shots. Nobody else on the team scored more than 15 points, but it did not matter. The Celtics were able to ride the Tatum train to an easy victory. They'll continue to do the same in Game 2 and beyond.

As for the Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton played fine, but only managed 22 points. His 12 assists and 2 steals certainly helped the effort, but it seems he was the only one making an offensive impact. Myles Turner also played decently, recording 14 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Regardless, neither player's efforts were enough to win Game 1. The Pacers will need more from the rest of their team if they want to come back in this series.

Additionally, check out some game stats:

32/74 (43%)Field Goals44/84 (52%)
11/25 (44%)Three Pointers20/45 (44%)
12/15 (80%)Free Throws3/4 (75%)
4Offensive Rebounds7
34Defensive Rebounds41
7 (1)Turnovers (Points Off)4 (9)
3Team Fouls9
2Biggest Lead24
24:41Time of Possession23:18

With the win, Boston takes a 1-0 lead in the series, which sets the tone for future matchups. They get to play one more game at home before heading to Indiana for Game 3. Ideally, the Celtics want to sweep at home, win at least one game away, and finish things back in Boston. Regardless, a swift victory in this series means more resting time and hopefully less injury.

With the loss, the Pacers now hope to even the series in Game 2. It didn't help that Boston received some extra rest after their quick victory over the Cavaliers. Winning just one game away should raise both player and fan morale when they head back home for Game 3. There needs to be more effort from players other than Haliburton if they team hopes to beat the Celtics.

In terms of accuracy, we were able to somehow create a custom roster to remove Kristaps Porzingis, who is OUT due to injury. Sometimes the game crashes when using our custom rosters, so we weren't able to use them in all of the previous sims. However, with only two series going on, it's much easier to manage if a crash occurs.

Additionally, we like to adjust CPU sliders to create more authentic percentage rates and scoreboards. While not perfect, we're continuing to make better simulations for you to enjoy. And nevertheless, we're just having a blast seeing who NBA 2K24 predicts to win these games.

Overall, that wraps up our Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 Results according to NBA 2K24. For more NBA 2K content, try redeeming the latest locker code. Furthermore, Season 7 just began, offering tons of free rewards for both MyTEAM and MyCAREER. There's always new MyTEAM content releasing weekly too, including new packs and Agendas.

See you next time for Game 2!

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