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 from Green this month.
In 10 February games, he's averaging 16.7 points, 1.2 3-pointers, 4.4
rebounds, 2.3 assists, .8 steal and 2 blocks with a 55.3 percent
field-goal percentage and 87.2 percent free-throw percentage.
Green is balling and this was only his first start of the season. There's reason to believe he's just warming up. He's owned in just 37 percent of Yahoo leagues and a worthy add for the final 26 games.
Photo: Mark Runyon.