Found April 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Shavlik Randolph, Terrence Williams and the Celtics’ bench just plain played harder than the starters on Friday, and for a while it looked like that might be enough. The Cavaliers had a tough time keeping up with Boston’s scrappy second unit, until foul trouble and a shortage of interior size eventually caught up with the shorthanded Celtics. Afterward, everybody from Celtics coach Doc Rivers on down paid lip service to the energy brought by the reserves. Randolph was taken aback to find himself surrounded by reporters at his locker, possibly a little embarrassed by all the attention after his team’s 97-91 loss. Still, it was a career night for the journeyman center, who posted 16 points, seven rebounds and six personal fouls in 13 active minutes. He was the emblem of a bench that changed the complexion of an otherwise moribund effort at TD Garden. “That’s something that we’re trying to make our staple in the last five or six games, just go in and try to play really great d...
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