Heat vs. Celtics: Role Players Who Hold the Key to Boston’s Series Upset

June 2nd, 2012 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics proved on Friday that they are capable of upsetting the Miami Heat. If they are going to pull this off, they are going to need healthy contributions from a few role players. Their aging stars and Rajon Rondo can't carry the load the entire series. 

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rondo combined for 78 of the Celtics 101 points on Friday, and while that is all well and good, Boston will benefit from a little more balance. Here is who they need to provide that balance. 


Brandon Bass

Bass has yet to score in double figures in this series and his Game 3 performance was his most anemic. He was just 1-3 from the field for four points and four rebounds. He played just 17 minutes in this game. 

He has to earn his way back onto the floor. Bass must be more aggressive on the offensive end. He has to move without the ball and establish position. The Heat frontcourt is thin right now, and Bass must try to exploit this and try to earn some trips to the free-throw line. 

This will not only help him put up some points, but it will also hurt the Heat by getting them ...

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