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Celtics bench not providing punch

Updated: November 28, 2010, 6:02 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics' bench players have been outscored by opposing reserves in eight of the team's last nine games and 11-of-16 tilts overall. On Friday, the Celtics' bench was outscored by a whopping 63-29 margin, and Boston's four chief reserves (Glen Davis, Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson and Semih Erden) were a combined minus-52 in plus/minus on a night Boston's starting five was a combined plus-96.

A bunch of statistics aren't needed to tell why this is happening. The Celtics ...

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