Found April 05, 2013 on Celtics Town:
Jeff Green has been all smiles since March hitDoc Rivers spoke in practice about Green’s starting gig once KG gets back, saying that he has wanted to start the Georgetown product for quite some time, but his play has only recently justified that decision (via ESPN Boston):“I was hoping (to start Green consistently at some point),” Rivers said. “That was my intention. We weren’t going to give it to him, he had to be more consistent to do that. Starters have to be consistent. Bench players are the inconsistent guys that go up and down. Jeff has earned that. And I’m really happy because he makes everyone better.”Jeff Green has been lighting it up recently, with his 34 points carrying the Celtics to a much needed victory on Wednesday night.  He has been aggressive, shooting at a high clip, and finally silencing the “why are we paying him so much?! Why did we trade him for Perk?!” naysayers.  I’m not going to pretend like I was not in both of those camps before the ides of March hit, bec...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Jeff Green gets Celtics their first and only win against the Pistons this season: 98-93

Iron Man did it again! Jeff Green has put up another monstrous performance with 34 points (13-19 FG), 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and the Celtics avoided getting swept by the Pistons in regular season for the first time since 2006-07. Green's numbers are impressive by themselves, but it should also be mentioned that a few of those points and rebounds were really, really crucial....

Iron Man Came to Play Last Night

Iron Man Jeff Green came to play last night, registering 34 points (on 13-of-19 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc), 6 rebounds and 4 blocks in leading the Celtics past the Pistons, 98-93.  Green's been on a tear in the past 10 games (featuring 8 starts), averaging 21.6 points, 5.5 boards, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks as his confidence clearly develops.  And while...

Celtics-Cavaliers Live: Jeff Green, Celts Look for Much Less Exciting Win Against Cleveland

8 a.m. ET: The last time the Celtics and Cavaliers met up, Jeff Green provided a thrilling ending. The Celtics would probably prefer if things were not so exciting this time. Having snapped their two-game losing streak with a victory over the Pistons on Wednesday, the Celtics (39-36) are back in action. Their opponent is the Cavs (22-52), who are having a forgettable season despite...

Celtics 98, Pistons 93

Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to snap Boston's two-minute scoring drought, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating the Detroit Pistons 98-93 on Wednesday night. Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass scored 17 apiece for the Celtics, who had lost two in a row and seven of their previous nine. But the victory, coupled with Philadelphia...

Cavaliers-Celtics Preview

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...

Celtics Survive Beating Pistons 98-93

The Celtics returned home to take on the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at the TD Garden. With a win tonight and a 76er loss on the road the Celtics would clinch a playoff spot. The team did just that but they sure don't make things easy on themselves. Led by a huge night from Jeff Green, who finished with 34 points, the Celtics snuck by Detroit 98-93. The Pistons really...

Comments from the Other Side - Pistons 4/3

It's always sad for me to see fans rooting for a loss in order to tank for a better draft choice.  I've never quite been able to get to the point where I want my team to lose, for any reason.   I can understand other fans not liking Tommy's Celtics homerism, but to wish harm on him is pretty classless.  The guy has 10 rings as both player and coach and has forgotten...

Jeff Green Starting to Embrace Role of Forming Lethal Combination With Paul Pierce

BOSTON — The doubts are raised after every disappointing shooting night. In some cases, they pop up even more suddenly, such as any offensive possession that passes without a replay-worthy dunk. Jeff Green exists in only two versions in the eyes of some observers: the game-dominating freak of nature or the milquetoast waste of four years and $36 million weighing down a Celtics...

Jeff Green, Shavlik Randolph Will Be the X-Factors Emerging Into the Celtics Playoffs

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images The Boston Celtics’ forthcoming future ultimately weighs on the remaining games on their schedule, and specifically how the newcomers and veterans on the team can collaborate to flash off the true Celtic green. Whether Kevin Garnett returns to the line up remains to be at question, but what is known is the camaraderie and chemistry...

Doc Rivers Unsure Brittney Griner Could Make NBA Team If Drafted, But Thinks It Would Be ‘Really Cool’

BOSTON — Doc Rivers admits he does not watch a whole lot of women’s basketball. Between coaching his own team and closely following high school, AAU and college basketball thanks to his son Austin‘s stellar play over the last few years, Rivers spends plenty of time watching the men’s version of the game. The Celtics coach did find it intriguing, though, when a reporter mentioned...

Celtics's Struggles Continue; As The Cavs End Theirs

With a game like this, following a losing skid that has seen the Celtics drop 7 of their past 10 game, it would be easy to blame the injuries to Garnett or any other member of this decimated team but these recent losses are starting to become a cause for concern. The team is limping towards the playoffs and is in danger of losing its position in the seeding. To make matters worse...

Doc Rivers: We want to Avoid the Heat in the Playoffs

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is one of the best coaches in the NBA. Despite the loss of star point guard Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL earlier this season, Rivers has kept the Celtics ship afloat and has the team positioned for a playoff berth. But when it comes to the playoffs, match-ups are key. Despite traditionally having success against the Miami Heat, or more success...

Celtics Would Like to Avoid Heat in First Round of Playoffs, But Will Welcome Challenge If It Comes

BOSTON — Doc Rivers has been asked several times over the past few weeks about how closely he is following his team’s position in the standings. When the query was posed again Friday after the Celtics’ loss to the Cavaliers, Rivers jokingly rolled his eyes. “How many times do I have to answer this?” he asked, putting up his hands and looking around the interview room at...

Celtics Clinch Playoff Appearance: 39-37 Record Places them 3rd in Atlantic Division

Celtics fans can relax a bit before playoffs start the last week of this month as they know their team will be one of the contenders. The only question left is who they will face in the first round!Coach Doc Rivers stated that he would rather not play Miami in the first round but that his team will be prepared to face anyone! Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett re-affirmed this by saying...

Video: KG and Doc discuss Garnett's injury

Mark posted KG's quotes earlier, but here's the video footage of KG speaking at today's practice. Doc Rivers also shares his thoughts. And for you Jordan Crawford fans below is his interview from today's practice: Videos courtesy of the Boston Celtics and Chris Forsberg. Related: The latest quotes from Kevin Garnett are not very encouraging  
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.