Found March 10, 2013 on Celtics Town:
Jeff Green's return to Oklahoma City was less than stellar.The worst part about this afternoon’s loss was the defense.I don’t mean that the defense was bad. It was fantastic. Kevin Durant shot just 6-16 from the field. Russell Westbrook managed just 11 field goal attempts. The Thunder overall were 44% from the field and 25% from 3-point range. The Celtics were on point throughout on the defensive end.What was frustrating about the defense was the way the fourth quarter offense flushed that good defensive effort down the toilet. The Celtics finished the second half shooting 25% from the field, which allowed OKC to pull away for a double-digit win.Let’s get right to the bullet points:Credit where credit is due: Brandon Bass actually showed up today. His shooting line doesn’t look impressive (3-4 for six points), but he grabbed 13 rebounds including five offensive, and he rotated surprisingly well. He also played excellent individual defense, which created some surprising turnovers...
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