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Celtics get rest where they can

Condensed schedule has Doc Rivers leaving starters on bench as playoffs near

Updated: April 25, 2012, 1:50 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's safe to assume that Tuesday night represented the first time that TNT's Craig Sager sought out Sasha Pavlovic for his "player of the game" interview.

It's not that Pavlovic wasn't deserving of the honor. He was. He scored a game-high 16 points, 12 coming in the game-deciding fourth quarter as the crypto-Boston Celtics took out the quasi-Miami Heat 78-66. In a game that did not include the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, ...

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