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Closing run the difference for Celtics

Heady play by Rivers exemplifies Boston's fourth-quarter excellence in Game 2 victory

Updated: June 7, 2010, 1:00 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

LOS ANGELES -- Once or twice per season, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers challenges all of his players to a footrace. It's a lighthearted moment that often comes when the team needs a moment of levity during the grind of the regular season.

In Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Rivers put that race training to good use.

In a moment that encapsulated the heads-up play of his team in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter, Rivers scrambled ...

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