This game would have been just another beautiful defensive battle if they won, but they didn't so it was ugly.
BOSTON - Reversing the trend, the Boston Celtics started strong but faded through the first three quarters of Monday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. But just like in Game 1, the Celtics surged back from a deficit in the fourth. This time, though, Philly was ready, and it fended off Boston for the 82-81 victory. "Our young guys just keep growing, and they're really becoming men," said Philadelphia head coach Doug Collins, whose team won a playoff game in Boston for the first time since 1982. "We just found a way. Again I have to tell you all season long we couldn't win these games and now our guys are believing they can do it, and it is pretty special to watch."