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Celtics send clear-cut message

After struggling in Boston, KG & Co. explode for resounding Game 3 win in Philly

Updated: May 17, 2012, 8:51 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said in recent days that the Philadelphia 76ers had outplayed his squad over the first two games of an Eastern Conference semifinal series and that Boston might have been lucky to simply emerge with a split over two games at TD Garden.

But make no mistake: Celtics players -- and likely Rivers himself -- believed they should have won both games and were downright embarrassed by some aspects of a Game 2 loss in which Boston labored through ...

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