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Celtics backup is finally earning Doc Rivers' trust after being derailed by injuries

Updated: March 30, 2012, 2:53 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Being a reserve on the Boston Celtics really requires only one thing: confidence.

But good luck to you if you don't have it or if you lose it. Not only must you maintain a strong self-assurance in your own play, but you've got to earn the trust of coach Doc Rivers, who has no problem shortening his rotation if he believes you are a liability on the floor.

Once you fall into that abyss of doubt, it can be difficult to climb out. But not impossible. You simply have to ...

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