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Celtics must show resilience again

Making things difficult has become standard fare for Doc Rivers' team

Updated: May 21, 2012, 5:12 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers loves his team's mental toughness. It's been on display throughout a hurdle-filled 2011-12 season. Sure, he'd love his team to take the easier route sometimes; he's just not sure that's possible.

"I keep saying with our team, we don't ever do it the easy way. But I don't know if we could," Rivers admitted. "Sometimes I just don't. Not because the mental [aspect], just because we are bent, and there are times that we do break, and more ...

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