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Celtics dust off the swagger

Leading the Orlando series 2-0, the confidence comes easy for Pierce and Co.

Updated: May 19, 2010, 11:32 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO -- Floored by a forearm shiver from Magic center Dwight Howard while trying to complete a second-quarter layup, Celtics captain Paul Pierce needed a pit stop with team trainer Ed Lacerte before shooting the free throws that came with the flagrant foul 1.

Pierce, his headband askew, stood facing the Orlando fans and endured their venom as Lacerte attended to the area around his left eye. Pierce just nodded solemnly and glared back at the blue-and-white-clad fans behind the Boston ...

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