Rivers: "Our bench was huge"

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Rivers: "Our bench was huge"

There was a point Friday night when the Celtics offense hit a rut. Doc Rivers used the word "stagnant", and it allowed the Rockets to climb back into a game the C's had previously led by a comfortable margin.

But then came the reinforcements.

"Our bench was huge," said Rivers. "Our bench, that's what stretched the game. They're just playing so free together. You know, one of the big differences is they're defending now."

For more on Rivers' thoughts on the bench contributions, check out the video above.

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . .