Celtics need reserves to snap out of it

Boston is winning now, but team will need a better second unit down the playoff road

Updated: April 23, 2011, 10:42 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- It is a grand understatement to proclaim the Boston Celtics will go as far as their "big four" will take them, and it's obvious how critical it is for the four to stay fresh for the postseason haul.

That's why the returns from an easy Game 3 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night were so encouraging. Coach Doc Rivers was delighted that Kevin Garnett (32 minutes), Paul Pierce (33 minutes), Ray Allen (37 minutes) and twenty-something Rajon Rondo (40 minutes) were within ...

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