Celtics Mailbag: Optimism sneaking in

As the C's find their groove, the critics are quieting down

Updated: March 25, 2010, 3:19 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Celtics coach Doc Rivers emerged for his chat with the media before Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets, took his place in the middle of the reporters scrum outside the Boston locker room, then scanned the faces in front of him with a growing smile as he waited for the first question.

"Am I supposed to open up again?" he joked when no question immediately came.

His team as healthy as it has been this season and starting to play its most inspired ball since December, us reporters ...

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