Veteran Celtics win with old reliable: Defense » Spencer Hawes, Ray Allen, Brandon Bass

As 76ers center Spencer Hawes discovered, the Celtics can be smothering when playing their usual solid defense. (AP)

As 76ers center Spencer Hawes discovered, the Celtics can be smothering when playing their usual solid defense. (AP)

Philadelphia 76ers’ Spencer Hawes, center, is trapped by Boston Celtics’ Ray Allen (20) and Brandon Bass during the second quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


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