Originally written November 24, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Jeff Green found the concept baffling. His good friend and former teammate, Kevin Durant, dropped 29 points against him, yet it was suggested that he and Paul Pierce had teamed up to make the Oklahoma City Thunder forward’s night miserable. “He still got 37 points,” Green said, before he was quickly told Durant’s actual scoring total. “Close to 30, whatever. We just tried to make every shot for him tough. He’s damn near 7-foot, but the handle that he’s got and the way he can shoot, it’s tough. You’ve just got to make every shot tough for him.” While Green downplayed his performance, his teammates and coach noted his contributions to the Celtics’ rousing 108-100 victory over his former team on Friday. Green had shown flashes of brilliance in the first 12 games of the season, but until the Thunder came to town he had yet to register a complete game in which he was consistent at both ends of the floor. In leading Boston’s bench with 17 points, Green provided the occasional high
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