Kristaps Porzingis out, final part of injuries, official starters

The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics kick off the 2024 Eastern Conference Finals tonight at TD Garden. The Celtics are the series favorites, but the sixth-seeded Pacers have already defeated two teams with better postseason records. They will try to do it again.

Indiana has been advancing on offense in the playoffs, while the Celtics have a slow pace and the defense has advanced two rounds. “They’re well-coached, they’ve got great rhythm,” Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla said of the Pacers before Game 1.

Here are the official starting lineups and injury reports from the action.

Indiana Pacers injury report

The Pacers will be without Bennedict Mathurin (torn right labrum) tonight. Your season is over.

Indiana Pacers Starting Lineup

Guard: Tyrese Haliburton

Guard: Andrew Nembhard

Forward: Aaron Nesmith

Forward: Pascal Siakam

Center: Myles Turner

This lineup was effective during the regular season, posting a plus-minus of +66 in 444 minutes. In the playoffs, they are +66 in 249 minutes; They have been great when things got tough.

Boston Celtics injury report

The Celtics listed Kristaps Porzingis (right soleus strain) and Xavier Tillman (personal reasons) as out.

Boston Celtics Starting Lineup

Guard: Derrick White

Guard: Jrue Holiday

Forward: Jaylen Brown

Forward: Jayson Tatum

Center: Al Horford

The big Conference Finals action will begin in about half an hour. For more information on Game 1, click here.