Return of the bitter rivalry

Bad blood between Celts and Cavs? It's just like the NBA's good old days

Updated: April 5, 2010, 9:32 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

It was a woof-a-thon that lasted almost three hours. It featured six technical fouls, constant jabbering, the ejection of a coach and the sight of LeBron James in the Celtics' huddle of all places. Yes, there was basketball as well on this Easter Sunday, and for now, Doc Rivers does not need to visit Craigslist to inquire about car starters, ham carvers or personal tasters.

The Celtics avoided what would have been a monumental disaster in taking a 117-113 decision from the Cavaliers, snapping ...

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