Amir Johnson

Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series

The Boston Celtics got hit with a devastating emotional blow just as the playoffs were about to start. They dropped the first two games at home, too.

Just as things really were starting to look bleak, they began to show just why they earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics rallied to knock off the Chicago Bulls in six games, and now they're ready for a collision with John Wall and the Washington Wizards in the East semifinals.

"Sometimes, we lose sight of the important things in life," Al Horford said after Boston knocked out Chicago 105-83 on Friday night. "You appreciate life at the same time when you don't take for granted any of...