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.