Celtics confident despite 2-0 deficit

Long odds don't faze Doc Rivers' team heading into Game 3 at the Garden

Updated: June 2, 2012, 1:56 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- History suggests they are done. Toast. Yet, if we know anything about the 2011-12 Boston Celtics, it's that they are a resilient bunch who tend to defy statistical patterns and certainly won't go down without a fight.

By now Boston fans know the pessimistic news: Teams that have trailed 2-0 in best-of-seven series have gone on to lose 94.3 percent of the time in the NBA playoffs. Only 14 teams have ever rallied back and the Celtics as a franchise haven't accomplished the feat since ...

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