The Big Four can only take the Celtics so far. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen aren't getting any younger, and Game 2 proved that even when Rajon Rondo takes over, a Celtics win is not guaranteed.
In order to take down the Miami Heat and advance to the NBA Finals, the Celtics need to get contributions off the bench. In Game 3, Marquis Daniels stepped up, providing energy and contributing 17 minutes of solid basketball on both ends of the floor.
The bench contribution did not stop there. Keyon Dooling pitched in 20 minutes, attempting to fill the defensive void left by injured guard Avery Bradley. Mickael Pietrus also added to the defensive effort for the Celtics, holding his own against LeBron James and Dwayne Wade with his physical play.
And while he didn't provide a noteworthy performance in Game 3, Greg Stiemsma has proven to be a capable big man who can spell the starters for a handful of minutes per game.
The Celtics are looking to even the series Sunday night in Boston, and to do so, they will need another strong effort from the bench.
Which Celtics bench player will have the biggest impact in Game 4?