Celtics' second unit finds success

Revamped reserves finally operating as a true bench crew

Updated: April 6, 2011, 11:43 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics have quietly wiggled back in front of the Chicago Bulls for the best defensive rating in the league, allowing 100.1 points per 100 possessions. So it should come as no surprise that its most heavily used lineup -- the Big Four and Glen Davis -- has benefited from that combo's emphasis on the defensive end and that four of those players -- everyone but Ray Allen -- are among the top 12 players in the league in defensive rating, according to Basketball Reference.

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