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Celtics bench coming up big in recent run

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11:43 PM ET 03.09 | The Boston Celtics' season looked like it was on the brink of disaster last month when they lost Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa all went down with injuries. Since then, the Celtics bench has woken up to help the team move within two games of fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Led by Jeff Green and Jason Terry, the Boston bench outscored their Atlanta Hawks counterparts Friday night 46-8 to help the Celtics move ahead of the Hawks for sixth place in the East. Forward Paul Pierce said he isn't surprised by the bench's recent production. "Those guys got experience, man," he said. "You're talking about Jeff, who's been a starter in this league for other teams (Oklahoma City). JET's been a starter in this league, well, actually JET's been the best sixth man. He should have been a starter in this league. Jordan Crawford's been a starter in this league and played a lot of minutes." The Celtics have now won five straight games and nine straight at home.

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March 10, 2013  12:12 AM ET

Who knew the C's were in the NFL?

March 10, 2013  01:10 AM ET

KG plays about as dirty as a MLB so this may as well be in the NFL section.

March 10, 2013  01:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who knew the C's were in the NFL?

Only the interns!

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March 10, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Would love to see some these NBA prima donnas trying to block in the NFL.........

....Hey interns....WAKE UP.......

March 10, 2013  09:17 AM ET

All we need are ten more stories like this, and the day is complete.

March 10, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Hey, I was gonna say . . . Oh, nevermind. Beat me to it.

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March 10, 2013  09:33 AM ET

CELTICS RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




CELTICS IB SEVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 10, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

CELTICS RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CELTICS IB SEVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

CELTICS RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CELTICS IN SEVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Bad enough we get 30 threads a day in the NFL section about nothing...

March 10, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Keep Up The Good Work, Bros.

March 10, 2013  09:50 AM ET

If they don't get a new publicly funded stadium they will move to LA. You just wait and see.

March 10, 2013  09:57 AM ET

I can see Tebow landing there. The bounce pass is a big part of their offense.

March 10, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I can see Tebow landing there. The bounce pass is a big part of their offense.

Pick and roll...

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Hmmmm.

 
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