Kelly Olynyk helps Celtics to win despite eye injury

Kelly Olynyk led the Celtics to victory despite a bad eye.
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By Zack Cox

BOSTON — Two de facto playoff games, two wins for the Celtics.

Two days after earning a road victory over the Charlotte Hornets, Boston dispatched the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Pacers cut the Celtics’ 18-point advantage to six entering the fourth quarter, but that’s as close as the visitors would get.


Despite a pregame elbow from teammate Shavlik Randolph that left him looking like this:

So yeah, in case you thought anyone was exaggerating. Bottom line, don't cross Shav.

Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 01, 2015

Kelly Olynyk not only suited up for the Celtics, but he also was one of the team’s most effective offensive players. The center scored nine points in one nine-minute stint during the first half, then poured in another 10 in the fourth quarter to finish with 19.

Olynyk also was responsible for three of the Celtics’ six made 3-pointers on the night. His teammates went a combined 3-for-23 from deep.

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