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BOSTON — Jeff Green remembers his first steps.
He remembers the pain of those few tentative steps, then how out of breath he was when he finally cracked the imposing 10-step barrier. Every moment and milestone of his recovery is seared into his brain as part of what he calls the “wonderful journey” that he is still living through.
The key word there is “living.” One year to day after he woke up in a hospital bed after surgery to fix an aortic aneurysm, Green led the Celtics’ tone-setting bench unit in an 87-79 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Celtics would not have won on Wednesday without that bench. The bench would not have been as explosive without Green. And Green would not have been there if not for the expert work of his doctors, the support of his friends and family, and his own indomitable will.
He tried to talk about his emotions before the game, but his words came out sounding cliché. The only time he broke his monotone was in joking about Jared Sullinger‘s penchant for gett...
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I have said a lot of mean things about Jeff Green over the three years that he has been a member of the Boston Celtics. I have compared him to former Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D Drew in the sense that he was a high-profile acquisition that didn’t pan out in the way that the team thought it would. At times, it has looked as if Jeff Green didn’t really care all that much on the...
During Jeff Green‘s up-and-down season with the Celtics, some of the forward’s biggest detractors apparently have forgotten that just over a year ago, he was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and had to undergo heart surgery at just 25 years old.
Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of Green’s surgery. He has been open about the scary, life-changing experience, and has...
On the first-year anniversary of his heart surgery, Jeff Green celebrated it by submitting 14 points (on 5-of-9 shooting), 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in helping lead the C's to an 87-79 win over Phoenix. CelticsLife celebrates your courageous return as well, Uncle Jeff, with this special wallpaper commemorating one of several dunks you laid on the Suns. Welcome Back...
On January 9, 2012, Jeff Green was laying on a surgical table preparing for surgery to repair a damage aortic root aneurysm.
After undergoing urgent heart surgery, Green laid on a hospital bed faced with his biggest adversity ahead of him. While recovering, Green missed the entire 2012 NBA season with his future of returning to the league unknown.
Fast forward ahead 365 days however...
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Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger both contributed heavily to the 87-79 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Jeff Green had a team-high 14 points off of the bench. Jared Sullinger had 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Here are video highlights of their play, courtesy of OfficialCeltics.
The Celtics had another nice win in New York last night, beating the 23-10 Knicks 102-96. The Celtics had some cons in this one, but it was mostly good. In my opinion, this was probably their second best game of the year behind their last trip to the Big Apple. Remember that one. It was Christmas and the C's blew out the Nets. At that point we thought the C's were a championship...
Green's back to back huge dunks helped pace a great effort by the Boston reserves.
I was at the Garden for the Celtics victory over the Suns yesterday. While I noticed that Doc gave the bench an opportunity to win the game by leaving them out there for much of the 4th quarter, I had no idea exactly how unusual the night was until I got home and looked at the numbers. ...
The Celtics are an incredibly frustrating team to watch at times, and they did nothing to wash themselves of that image despite a eight point victory over the Phoenix Suns tonight. The Celtics held large double digit leads on the Suns on multiple occasions, only to blow both back down to single digits, or giving up the lead entirely. The Celtics held a 12 point lead at halftime...
The funny thing about this game is all the praise that the Celtics bench got. They actually outscored the starters for maybe the first time all year. Yet looking at the Suns fans comments, it seems like this has been happening all season. I guess their bench is just horrible. We'll have to see if the Celtics bench can consistently have games like this.
The Celtics, currently on a four game win streak, will play the second game of a five game home stand tonight when they face the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are 21-15 and seem to know what they're doing. James Harden has been hot lately, and Lin has evolved into a solid point guard. I think the Celtics can win tonight, but they'll have to play much better than they did on...
Houston fans were pretty confident coming into this game. They were even calling this match a trap game, although the Celtics had won four straight coming in. As the confidence started to die, the true colors started to come out as fans seemed to cannibalize the team, saying James Harden is there only good player and
Jeremy Lin can't score.
Greg Smith tells KG his...
BOSTON (AP) -- Jeff Green scored 14 points, rookie Jared Sullinger added 12 points and a career-best 16 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics recovered from a dreadful third quarter with a big rally to start the fourth and held off the slumping Phoenix Suns 87-79 on Wednesday night.
The Celtics survived a scoring drought that spanned almost half of the third quarter, scoring just 14...
The ''Big Three'' leading Boston to its latest win was an unlikely bunch.
Jeff Green, Jason Terry and rookie Jared Sullinger carried the Celtics through a game of streaks, each outscoring their starting teammates as Boston recovered from a dreadful third quarter and held off the slumping Phoenix Suns 87-79 on Wednesday night.
Green had 14 points, Terry scored 13...
The Celtics are over .500 once again. I don’t think any of us expected this to be such an accomplishment before the season began, but here we are. And honestly, after holding the Suns to just 79 points on 39.3% shooting from the field, I think we can agree that it’s really really good to be back.Let’s get to tonight’s bullet points:If we pretend getting the first bullet point...
Not sure why Russell and Olajuwon got paired up...
Paul Pierce led the way with 23 points, and had two key hoops that held off a Houston 4th quarter rally and propelled the Celtics to a 103-91 victory.
In Wednesday night's win over Phoenix the Celtics top 3 scorers all came off of the bench (Green 14, Terry 13, and Sullinger 12). The subs continued that trend through the...