I told him that his speed, every night, has to be the factor of the game. That makes people have to play him. Early in the year, everyone was playing off of him because we were walking the ball up the floor and not doing anything. Now, with his speed, you've got to stay with him.
--Doc Rivers, following Celtics blowout in Toronto
Yup. We had that one dead to rights.
Now we just need to know what Doc said to the bench, and to whom he said it.
We know that Leon Powe struggled prior to this recent stretch of dominant play from the bench, as did Tony Allen.
Rajon's turnaround wasn't by accident.
Neither was the bench's.
Hail to the Chief.
Doc Rivers, that is.