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Celtics tip caps to a game lost

Reasons are simple for why Boston couldn't hold lead against Mavericks

Updated: February 5, 2011, 12:21 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Maybe we've simply become too spoiled by them. So conditioned to believe that they'll convert that final play and win every close game, that we're left searching for answers that couldn't be more obvious when things go awry.

But surely there had to be a grand explanation Friday night about why the Boston Celtics' offense disappeared over the final 2:43 against the Dallas Mavericks; the hosts fumbled away a six-point lead while missing their final five shots before Rajon Rondo's ...

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