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Role players get special respect for their tenacity and grit

The Celtics benefited from huge bench contributions during the season, especially in the playoffs. Sam Cassell (front) received plenty of cheers yesterday as Kevin Garnett held the championship trophy aloft. The Celtics benefited from huge bench contributions during the season, especially in the playoffs. Sam Cassell (front) received plenty of cheers yesterday as Kevin Garnett held the championship trophy aloft. (David l. ryan/globe staff)
By Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / June 20, 2008

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