Celtics bench adds experience, maturity

Updated: December 14, 2011, 11:49 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Doc Rivers was just finished extolling the virtues of the Boston Celtics' 2011-12 bench, which differs quite a lot from his 2010-11 bench. The Celtics coach was told that Paul Pierce said this season's reserves are more experienced and professional, as opposed to last season's bench, which Pierce said was too immature and inconsistent.

"I didn't think that had to be said," Rivers cracked, referring to Pierce's comments. "I thought everyone knew. That's why we didn't ...

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