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8 a.m. ET: Jeff Green has his work cut out for him if he wants to perform an encore to Friday’s immense effort, when he came through with 31 points to make up for Kevin Garnett’s absence in Phoenix. Green will have a tough time repeating the feat in Portland, where a pretty good small forward named Nic Batum will hassle Green and Pierce on defense.
The Celtics (29-26) are looking to build another win streak after losing two straight coming out of the All-Star break. The Blazers (25-30) are just looking for a win, period. Portland has won seven straight, and has just five wins in its last 20 games. LaMarcus Aldridge would like to get back in the win column on the one-week anniversary of his second All-Star game, while Rookie of the Year to-be Damian Lillard will prove a tough cover for Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee.
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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...
Celtics fans, enjoy this utterly dominant performance by Jeff Green.
#8 delivered his best game as a Celtic, compiling 31 points on a scorching hot 11-14 shooting with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and FIVE BLOCKS. Most impressive to me, he did not even dunk the ball, instead showing off the full arsenal by slashing, facilitating, and knocking down shots from long range to...
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But the way the 25-year-old has played in two games thus far for the Celtics — averaging 5.5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists in 18.5 minutes — he is making a strong case to stay...
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
Boston Celtics (29-26)
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 Boston Celtics nearly stole a win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. But missed shots and poor offensive rebounding in the end led to a 92-86 loss, which coach Doc Rivers called a "my bad" game afterwards.
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...
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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)
Kevin Garnett will sit tonight vs the Phoenix Suns and Jeff Green will get the start in his place. Small ball doesn't begin to describe what we will see tonight. More like "Mini Ball."
There is help on the way, however. The Celtics are set to sign DJ White, who could be in uniform as soon as Sunday.
White, who is a 6'9" forward, played in China this past...
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...