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Bigs problem is a small one for Celtics

Boston focused on preserving its injured big men for playoffs

Updated: March 10, 2011, 8:13 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

It's a line that could have just as easily been uttered after Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers glanced at the box score after Wednesday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and declared a need for one more big man.

"Just one extra big is all we needed," Rivers said. "But we don't have it with the injuries. This has nothing to do with the [Kendrick Perkins] trade or anything; we just don't have healthy bigs. Hopefully [Glen Davis] will be back soon."

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