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Swagger makes triumphant return

Celtics are drawing ire from opponents, and that's a very good sign indeed

Updated: January 8, 2013, 10:28 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

If you take anything away from this Kevin Garnett-Carmelo Anthony fiasco, let it be this: The Celtics have their swagger back.

We're not just talking about wins, although the two are certainly intertwined. During the Garnett era, Boston has had a way of getting under opponents' skin, in large part because of its overwhelming success, but that bumptiousness had all but dried up amidst a roller-coaster start to the 2012-13 season.

Early this season, 19-year-old rookie Bradley Beal ...

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