Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers was asked Friday night to point to reasons his team has won five straight games. "I think there's a lot of little things," Rivers said after Boston defeated the Houston Rockets 103-91. "We've decided to defend as a group, full-time, and stay committed to it. Avery's (Bradley) return (from shoulder surgery) has helped, the second unit now (is) a second unit -- Jet's (Jason Terry) not in the first unit, or Courtney (Lee), it's solidified who the second unit is. "Now, when we practice, that group's always together, so I think there's a lot of little things to it." Wednesday night, the bench outscored the starters 47-40 in a win over Phoenix. Friday night, the bench, again led by rookie Jared Sullinger, was again a key, totaling 40 points. Wednesday, the Celtics were hit by a 17-0 run in the second half and had to escape against the Suns. Friday night, in the second game of a season-long five-game homestand, they were up by 17 in the third quar...
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