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|Glen Davis keeps the ball away from the Heat's Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers in Game 5 Tuesday night.|
“"I look at [Rivers] like, 'Gotcha!'" said Davis. "Just to let him know. I got up and ran down and just made eye contact. Right place, right time -- that's my role. That's what I do. I'm not a shot-blocker. I'm not [Rajon] Rondo who steals the ball. I'm a role guy who takes charges and uses his body on defense." Davis said his eyes lit up when Rivers made the initial challenge at halftime. He spent a lengthy session with the media before the game talking about the art of taking charges and knew he'd be the one to make the defensive play. "When [Rivers] called [the charge challenge at halftime], I already knew I was going to get it," said Davis. "I'm the only player that thinks about taking charges every time on defense. I was going to wait for the right moment. I knew he was going to go to the rim and I knew I was going to get it. It was just a matter of time." After the game, both Rivers and the Big Three heaped praise on Davis, but also noted further room for growth. "Glen has been a big part of our winning," said Garnett. "He's a spark plug off the bench. I've often said the future of this team is going to be how the young guys progress. I thought he did just that; I thought he did a great job taking care of his health. He was very fit to come in here and play big minutes. He's been a very hard worker and it showed in his efforts when he plays." Added Rivers: "He's just gotta stay [at his high level of play]. We tell all our players: You don't need a parade out there every good game. You just got to continue to play. And then your body will work when it's all said and done. Then you can have the festivities. And that's Baby in a nutshell. "He is so talented and his IQ is ridiculous. It really is. But he lets up at times. He starts thinking about what he's done well, instead of just keep playing. He's a young kid still. That's the maturity part that is growing. I think it's getting better and better. He has proven over the long haul that, in big games, he tends to play well. He did it in college and he's done it here." Truth be told, Milli Vanilli enjoyed three No. 1 hits and two others that climbed into the top five on the Billboard music charts. But Davis said he wasn't about to go blare "Blame It on the Rain" or "Girl You Know It's True" on his drive home. He doesn't want to be remembered as a one-hit wonder. "No, I'm going to let that one go," said Davis. "I'm going to have multiple hits." Chris Forsberg is the Celtics reporter for ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter.
Right place, right time -- that's my role. That's what I do. I'm not a shot-blocker. I'm not [Rajon] Rondo who steals the ball. I'm a role guy who takes charges and uses his body on defense.” -- Celtics forward Glen Davis