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Green scored 12 points, 10 during an impressive second quarter, as both teams went with their regulars in the first half. Green also displayed versatility, dunking twice, including a impressive one-hander over Henry Sims, followed by a 3-pointer on the next possession.
“Of course, I wanted be aggressive to the rim,” Green said of his one-hand slam for a 34-30 lead with 9:40 remaining. “I didn’t know who was there, and whoever was in my way got dunked on.
“It just feels good to be on the court and especially to do something like that, show people I’ve still got it.”
Green’s play has not been a revelation to his teammates, though.
“It’s kind of no surprise to us,” said guard Rajon Rondo. “I mean, Jeff is a good player. Preseason-wise, that’s got to be the best dunk. I say it’s No. 1 right now.”
Atta boy, Jeff. Sure, there are some middle school kids who could dunk on the Knicks, but I won’t hold that against you.
By all accounts (I didn’t see last night’s game), Green was super aggressive and, most importantly, effective. I’m not looking for Antoine Walker or Ricky Davis aggressiveness.
A couple of other notes:
Doc Rivers said Darko Milicic’s limited playing time last night (7 minutes) was a result of the Knicks small lineups. No injury. Not in dog house.
Doc was vague about roster cuts, only saying it would happen soon. Because the Celtics play 4 games in 6 nights this week, the team might not make any announcements until the end of the week.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Doc likes the offense | Green a highlight in C’s loss | CSNNE – Rookies prove worth in crunch time | Marshall: Rebounding one flaw in Green’s game | Rivers confident in rotation | Herald – Green showing strong heart | Fountain of youth flows |