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Celts walk on the wild side -- and win

Updated: May 13, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- They are maddening, confounding, confusing, baffling -- and, ultimately, unequivocally lovable.

The Boston Celtics shuffle into their second-round playoff series with Philadelphia and nail the role of the weary, creaky, injured, plodding veterans, acting as though they were primed to be felled by the young Sixers' "gazelles." They fall behind 9-2 before you've even had a chance to pour a brew, sink into your couch and take stock of the new opponent.

"We didn't have ...

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