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Numbers add up for Celtics

Defense has sparked resurgence

By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / December 15, 2006

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When it comes to sending a message about the importance of defense, Doc Rivers decided the simpler the better. That explains why a member of the coaching staff wrote the following postgame equation on the board in the visitors' locker room at the Wachovia Center: 90+90+81=Wins. The numbers represent opponents' point totals from the Celtics' three-game road winning streak. (Full article: 700 words)

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