Celtics say they're no underdogs

Despite being No. 7 seed, they aren't backing down from Knicks or anyone else

Updated: April 16, 2013, 12:07 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Underdogs?

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers seemed amused by the suggestion when asked how his seventh-seeded squad views an under-the-radar role as it preps for a first-round matchup with the second-seeded New York Knicks.

"I don't feel any different," Rivers said. "We don't call ourselves the underdog. You guys call us the underdog. We don't feel any different."

Beset by injuries and inconsistent play, the Celtics have staggered their way through ...

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