Jeff Green has made quite a name for himself while helping fill in for the injured Kevin Garnett.
He may need to step up even more with Paul Pierce banged up, too.
Green looks to build on another terrific effort as the playoff-bound Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who try to avoid an 11th consecutive loss Friday night.
Green, who burst onto the scene with a career-high 43 points against Miami on March 18, came up huge again Wednesday in a 98-93 win over Detroit. The former Georgetown standout posted 34 points, six rebounds and four blocks as Boston (39-36) clinched its sixth consecutive postseason berth.
"I don't try to take over games. We have 'the Truth,'" said Green, calling Pierce by his nickname. "We feed off each other. If it's in my hands, I try to make a play. If it's in his hands, he'll try to make a play. We're playing off each other."
Averaging 23.8 points on 56.8 percent shooting over the last five games, ...