No more sitting pretty

It's time for the bench to step up and carry struggling Celtics to the No. 1 seed

Updated: March 30, 2011, 1:18 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Forget the Kendrick Perkins trade for a moment. If the Boston Celtics fail to accomplish their goal of a world title, they might ultimately look back after the 2010-11 season and wonder if they failed in trying to overhaul the back end of their roster at the same time they pulled off the blockbuster swap with Oklahoma City, leaving the team too thin during a late-season run aimed at securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Go ahead, scoff at that suggestion. But consider this: The ...

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