Home rule defining this rivalry

The Celtics' big men led the charge over the Cavs at home, tightening the East chase

Updated: March 7, 2009, 5:43 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- With all eyes on how the Celtics might fare without Kevin Garnett, it was a missing power forward on the other side who might have proved more indispensable, at least on this night.

With Cavs forward Ben Wallace sidelined by a broken leg, Boston overwhelmed Cleveland with 58 points in the paint -- including 20 from reserve Leon Powe -- as the Celtics won 105-94 to stay in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. It was the 15th straight time the home team won ...

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