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The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 113-88
CelticsLife Game Recap
Players are graded on a curve
Brandon Bass: 6 Points, 6 Rebounds
He didn't blow up offensively like most of the other players on the team, but he did put in some effort on the boards. It was a quiet game compared to everyone else tonight.
Jeff Green: 31 Points, 7 Rebounds, 5 Blocks
Jeff Green had it all going on tonight. His jumper was on, he got wide open layups, he had his way in transition, and he aggressively got to the line. He was a complete matchup nightmare for Pheonix's power forwards. But his impact went past his scoring today. He rebounded well, made smart passes, and was everywhere defensively. His athleticism was on full show tonight. This is easily in the conversation for Green's best game in green, and he really beat up a bad team tonight.
Paul Pierce: 8 Points, 5 Rebounds
The Captain had a quiet game tonight, not having to do much wit...
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Jeff Green has been considered sort of a poison pill since Danny shockingly traded Kendrick Perkins for him. That move seemingly ripped the heart out of the team and ultimately sent the them into a tailspin. To make matters worse "Uncle Jeff's" heart ailment resulted in him sitting out all of the 2012 season. The following season saw Danny Ainge give him a 36 million...
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What Jeff Green did to the Suns tonight wasn’t nice at all. Let’s just say Doc picked the right game to rest KG and start Jeff. The Suns had NO answers for Green as he dropped 31 on 11 of 14 shooting in a 113-88 win. And that was just the start. Let’s get to it…
Never before has this section been more appropriately named. Jeff Green **** on the Suns tonight...
Led by Jeff Green's 31 points, the Boston Celtics cruised to a 25 point victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Highlights above, box score below.
Boston Celtics 113, Phoenix Suns 88 - FINAL - February 22, 2013
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The Boston Celtics sat Kevin Garnett Saturday and still easily defeated the Phoenix Suns -- thanks to Jeff Green.
The fifth-year forward dominated, making 11-of-14 shots, including three 3-pointers, for 31 points. He added a full stat line of seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and five blocks in 39 minutes. It was a dominant performance, but one that we've come to expect...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jeff Green gave Boston a sensational performance in his first start in nearly two years.
Green scored a season-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the short-handed Celtics routed the Phoenix Suns 113-88 on Friday night.
"I didn't have a different mindset," said Green, who missed last season following heart surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm...
Boston got back on the right track last night, getting their first win in Phoenix since 2009. Jeff Green led the way w/31 points as the C’s trounced the Suns 113-88.
The next stop on the Celtics west coast trip is Portland. Celts-Blazers tips-off at 9pm EST tomorrow night. Check out some pics & GIFs from last night’s win via HoopChina…
Kevin Garnett sat out Friday night (DNP – old and tired) and Jeff Green finally got his chance to start. Doing the best KG impression he could muster, he tore up Los Suns with a season-high 31 points and added 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocks. Oh, hello there! What did you say your name was? I don’t believe we’ve met. They traded you for who–Kendrick Perkins...
The Celtics have lost, again. Tonight's 92-86 loss I Portland wasn't too hard to watch, but there were times that I got frustrated. Going into this one I kinda knew that they were gonna lose, but I still had to watch the game. They went down with a fight. But tonight, things just didn't work out.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the performance of Brandon Bass. This season...
It's hard to say where these guys are heading.
I have no idea what to make of this team at the moment. Through the first half of the season Boston lost a lot of games to opponents with inferior talent. I remember thinking on many occasions that the C's couldn't beat any quick young teams, regardless of how bad their players were. However, my outlook remained positive...
Tip: 9PM Court: Rose Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown and Eric Dalen
Spread: POR -2.0
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 9-17
At home: 17-9
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Lost 7
Buckets: Pierce (18.3 ppg)
Buckets: LaMarcus Aldridge (20.8 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.6 rpg)
The Blazers had lost seven straight going into tonight’s game, but Wesley freakin’ Matthews made sure that’s where the streak would end. The C’s got big games out of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but those two didn’t get a ton of help. They drop a very winnable game 92-86.
The Truth came to play. After early foul trouble, Pierce carried the Celtics and...
You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...
The Celtics players can exhale now that the trade deadline has past with barely a blip on the radar screen. Boston has made some minor moves to add to their guard core, but still failed to address the donut hole in the middle. The one thing that makes me wander what the "#@#$", Doc Rivers and Danny have in mind for the race to the playoffs was the trade of Jason Collins...