Boston Celtics defeat Cleveland Cavaliers, 96-89

Paul Pierce might have best described the Celtics' second-round playoff series against the Cavaliers by saying it was like a roller coaster.

And if everything goes right for the Celtics tomorrow night, they will complete this part of their wild ride with their hands high, with big smiles, and ready for more in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics moved within one win of eliminating the Cavaliers by holding on for a 96-89 victory last night at TD Banknorth Garde...