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BOSTON — Anyone who claims that a dunk is only worth two points has never been in the building when a player delivered a true facial to a helpless defender.
Jeff Green produced just such a highlight-reel dunk on Wednesday, when the reserve forward bulled into the lane, elevated over Al Jefferson and slammed the ball home over the reeling Utah Jazz center. The TD Garden crowd erupted in cheers, which turned to boos when Green was whistled for a technical foul for briefly staring down Jefferson after the dunk.
In the immediate aftermath of the dunk, however, Green did not hear the crowd or the whistle. He only heard a teammate offering him a few four-letter words of encouragement.
“I heard Kevin Garnett,” Green said after the Celtics’ 98-93 win. “Use your imagination and just think of Kevin Garnett. It was explicit. He said it to me the other day, what I need to be, and that’s basically what he said.”
Garnett told reporters earlier in the week that Green was too “nice” and that Green ...
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Nets head coach Avery Johnson recently expressed his frustration about how Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett is always calling out his team's plays on the floor.
Avery Johnson hates when Garnett calls Johnson's plays before they happen. Understandable.We missed this yesterday, which is a shame, but Avery Johnson had some very complimentary things to say about Kevin Garnett before the game.These quotes come courtesy of Mike Mazzeo at ESPN New York:“The funny thing is, I wish he would be quiet on the floor and not call out your plays...
Jefferson tried to get out of the way towards the end, but it was just too late at that point. I don’t see why Jeff Green got a technical foul on that play, I didn’t see any taunting that was out of the ordinary.Green missed all of last year with serious medical issues, but has done a good job coming off the bench this year for the Celtics.
Jeff Green is back this season after missing all of last year with a heart condition. This wasn't a bad way to get his name back out there. Green had a huge slam dunk over Al Jefferson in the fourth quarter of the Celtics win over the Jazz tonight that turned a few eyes. Check out the dunk below and hopefully Mr. Green will have more to come.
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Kevin Garnett said Celtics Jeff Green needed to find his inner a$$hole and get mean. Wednesday night Jeff showed he has a little mean in him. Check out his dunk on Utah Jazz’s Al Jefferson. Look, that was SEXY!! Oh, Jeff had a comment about the dunk on Twitter. Don’t worry Jeff, you’re [...]
A great win for the Celtics. Obviously, Jazz fans weren't very pleased. Mostly their hate was directed at their own players - specifically one Mo Williams. Williams started going into hero mode at the end of the game, only problem is he's not LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. Or like, Paul Pierce even. That plan didn't turn out so well for Utah.
1. I think if we...
Kevin Garnett whips a cross-court pass to Jeff Green in the weak-side corner. Green gives a slight up-fake and takes off down the lane. Now it’s time to go all-in or get shut down. Let’s go all in. Green has Al Jefferson directly in front of him with Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors surrounding him. [...]
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, hugs teammates Jeff Green,
left, and Leandro Barbosa (12) after they defeated the Utah Jazz 98-93
in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP
First, the bench came through for the Celtics last night. They played like we envisioned them playing when we first saw them on paper. The timing...
Some good stuff from KG hating to Paul Pierce's old man game that was killing them. Of course there are the Tommy haters. Funny that they hate on Tommy for being a homer, but when I watch other teams' announcers it seems that they are just as much homers, as they should be. And of course they hate on their own players... Al, Mo, Foye. Enjoy today's CFTOS.
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Celtics score solid road win over Bulls
Jeff Green puts stock in KG’s commentary
Bulls’ Derrick Rose takes next step in rehab
Mike D’Antoni’s energetic offense may be powerful enough for Lakers
Rajon Rondo leads Celtics to 101-95 win over Bulls
Globe Final: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Leandro Barbosa working on his chemistry with...
The Celtics were cold in the 4th quarter. If they weren’t dunking the ball, that ball wasn’t going through the hoop.
Lucky for the Celtics, pulled off two plays that got them the high-percentage shots they needed at crucial times. Actually… it was the same play… just run on opposite sides of the floor.
Here’s the first one:
The play really happens at the :13 mark with...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Barclays Center Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tony Brothers, John Goble, Scott Wall
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On Road: 3-1
At Home: 3-1
Streak: Won 3
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.8 ppg)
Buckets: Deron Williams (17.7 ppg)
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Early on, Rondo’s contribution was strictly scoring. Once again, he shot 50% from 16-23 feet. He did only shoot 3 of 9 for the game, but a couple of those shots were half way down. After finishing the...