Lotta licks

The Celtics played more than a lick of defense on Tuesday night to even up the series — they played outstanding defense. And you knew that would happen, or else Coach Jim O’Brien would have quit on the spot.

Now, the Celtics will be cranking out the Guns N’ Roses as they welcome the Nets to “The Jungle,” which is what they call the Fleet Center. No playoff opponent has shot 40 percent or higher at the Fleet Center yet.