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For Celtics, experience pays

Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett come through at critical times

Updated: February 11, 2013, 3:06 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers made it a point to apologize to Jason Terry after Sunday's triple-overtime marathon against the Denver Nuggets. Clearly, Rivers had previously miscast the 14th-year veteran.

Despite a reputation as a big-shot maker, Terry has been considered a potential defensive liability at this stage of his career, and Rivers had been making offense/defense substitutions while swapping Terry out for Courtney Lee at times.

So, of course, with all conventionality ...

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