Celtics searching for real toughness

Doc Rivers is as frustrated as Rajon Rondo, but others must provide the muscle

Updated: November 30, 2012, 10:50 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was pondering ways to light a fire under his team as it limped through the first half of Wednesday's visit from the Brooklyn Nets, but point guard Rajon Rondo beat him to the punch (or maybe shove is the better word).

Staring at another double-digit deficit and being outmuscled for the second time in a month by Atlantic Division rival Brooklyn, Rondo allowed his frustration to overflow when Kris Humphries dropped Kevin Garnett to the floor ...

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