Boston Celtics defeat Philadelphia 76ers, 102-78

A renewal of the Celtics-76ers rivalry seemed to be a few light-years away last night.

But Celtics coach Doc Rivers expects the gap between the teams to narrow much sooner than that, though Boston appeared to be performing in another galaxy during a 102-78 victory at TD Banknorth Garden.

"They are going to find their way," Rivers said. "Right now, they are just trying to find their way. When teams are doing that, you don't want to give them a break, you don't want to...