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On Monday night in the Hoosier State, the Indiana Pacers will host the Boston Celtics in the quarterfinals of the NBA’s first in-season tournament.At 15-4, the Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves are tied for the best record in the Association. The Pacers are 10-8 in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. These two faced off at TD Garden on November 1, a game in which the home team earned a 155-104 victory for the second-most points in franchise history. It’s also the third-largest profit margin since 2000. But Tyrese Haliburton, the driving force behind the NBA’s highest-scoring offense averaging 128.8 points per game, couldn’t keep up that night. And although he was listed as questionable for Monday’s rematch on Indiana’s injury report due to an upper respiratory infection, Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said during from his pregame press briefing that he expected the star guard to play, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.Carlisle also said he expects forward Obi Toppin, who is dealing with a sprained left ankle, to be available. The only player out for the Celtics is Kristaps Porzingis, who will miss his fourth straight game with a left calf strain. However, the 6-foot-10 center is set to return. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that could happen Thursday if Boston advances to the semifinals of the season’s tournament in Las Vegas.

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