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Celtics show they're still tough

Boston beats Clippers in 'bar-style fight' by pushing back against physical play

Updated: March 15, 2012, 12:38 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

LOS ANGELES -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't a big fan of all the whistles in the first half of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, particularly the ones going against his team.

Heck, if assistant coach Armond Hill didn't set a midcourt screen after Rivers picked up a technical foul for barking at an official in the second quarter, Rivers might have spent the rest of the night watching from the back.

But deep down inside, Rivers actually loved how ...

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