Beginning with the end in mind

Will the story of the Celtics' seesaw season have a happy ending?

Updated: June 2, 2010, 1:16 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

"I definitely think we have more talent. It's yet to be proven that we're better than the team that won a championship. If we win the championship, then ask me that question." -- Paul Pierce, Oct. 23, 2009

Seven months after the start of the 2009-10 NBA season, Paul Pierce is still fielding the same questions about how the 2010 Celtics rank against their championship counterparts of 2008. That's about as encouraging a sign as any for Boston.

Like in October, Pierce isn't touching ...

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