Found October 31, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Celtics have some problems, as their opening night loss to the Miami Heat made clear. One of those problems involves having far more quality guards than Doc Rivers can fit in his rotation, although that is the problem the coach is least likely to complain about. A quiet bench was due to join the listless defense and directionless offense as culprits in Boston's loss on Tuesday before Leandro Barbosa started the fourth quarter and nearly changed everything. Barbosa, who also started the second quarter but went scoreless in four minutes, hit his first six shots and dropped 16 points to turn a 19-point deficit into four points. The Heat never really slowed him down and Barbosa never actually cooled off, but the Celtics had dug themselves in too deep for a comeback to be realistic. "If you get into a scoring contest and Barbosa's on the floor, you're going to feel pretty good about it," Rivers said. "That's how he's ...
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