Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/8/12
BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett's job just got easier. For more than two-thirds of the season, Garnett carried the Celtics' second unit. The veteran big man -- don't call him a "center" within earshot -- anchored the team on both ends of the floor when his strict substitution pattern called for him to play extended minutes with the Celtics reserves. Since mid-February, Garnett's burden has lessened. Greg Stiemsma and Sasha Pavlovic have seen their roles and minutes increase, and in the past three games Garnett has enjoyed the aid of another "Big Three" member in Ray Allen. Allen was expected to...
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