Celtics brace for tough home stretch

Updated: February 4, 2011, 11:47 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Home sweet home? Hardly.

Fresh off an ultra-successful, four-game road trip -- a trek extended an extra day thanks to winter weather woes back home -- the Celtics returned to Boston on Wednesday to not only find the latest mixture of snow and ice dumped on top of the region, but also an upcoming schedule that's so daunting, it makes their just-concluded West Coast venture look like a vacation.

Over the course of the next 10 days, the Celtics will host the Mavericks ...

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