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Celtics take break after intermission

Updated: March 30, 2010, 8:25 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Numerous hallmarks of Boston's success over the past two seasons have re-emerged over the past two weeks, but one area remains noticeably absent: third-quarter dominance.

The same scenario played out repeatedly during the 2007-08 championship season. An opponent hung close with the Celtics in the first half, then Boston shifted to another gear in the third quarter and motored away for a lopsided win that typically featured the starters on the bench in the fourth, laughing it up ...

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