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The real losers in Celtics getting ousted from In-Season Tournament are ----?

 The "Cinderella" Pacers move on to the In-Season Tournament Semis, while the favored Celtics are out. The 122-112 loss by Boston was disappointing, but the real losers are the lower-salaried players for The Green.

That octet includes Payton Pritchard, Luke Kornet, Oshae Brissett, Svi Mikhailuk, Lamar Stevens, Dalano Banton, Sam Hauser and Jordan Walsh. That group earns from a high of $4.0 million (Pritchard) to $1.1 million (Walsh).

Every member of the Celtics will receive $50,000.00 for making the quarter-finals, but the prize for the Finals Champ is half-a-million dollars ($500,000.00). That half-a-million is cheap change for the higher-paid members of the team - not so for the others.

Both Sam Hauser and Luke Kornet did their best in the loss to keep their team in the running. Luke may have had his best game as a Celtic with six points, four boards, two assists, one steal and four blocks. Sam was on fire - with 15 points on 5-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 on treys - also adding six rebounds.

So the Tourney is over for the Celtics and they move back to regular season play - while the "Cinderella" Pacers move on, in large part due to Tyrese Haliburton's magnificent play (26 points, 10 boards,13 assists). Very nice for a player originally listed as "Questionable" or "Out" because of either an illness of leg issue.


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