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Enemy Chatter: The crowd barely seemed to notice Jeff Green

Chuck - Red's Army March 11, 2013 Enemy Chatter, Gametime, Jeff Green 4 Comments

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Oklahoma.

As for his reception, I’d say the ovation he got was polite cheering. Nothing robust, nothing too noticeable. Though Collison may have stolen his thunder a bit checking in with him as the crowd roared for Nick then barely seemed to notice Green.

Not sure how I feel about Jeff Green’s hair. I’m glad he’s in Boston so I don’t really have to worry too much about it.

Daily Thunder

Jeff Green’s performance yesterday (2-11 FG) was as tepid as the crowd’s reaction to him entering the game.

I don’t get the dig on Green’s hair.

As for actual basketball analysis:

Where the Thunder dug in most was on Kevin Garnett, who struggled to a 5-19 finish for just 10 points. Kendrick Perkins, Nick Collison and Serge Ibaka all pressed him hard, contested him in the mid-range and kept him off the offensive glass. Perk, who obviously has a pretty unique history with Garnett, took the matchup personally.

“Perk took on the challenge,” Durant said. “That’s his mentor, his guy who he looked up to, guy who he learned a lot from. And he took the challenge, making him take a lot of tough shots.”

Avery Bradley is an outstanding ball pressure defender. One of the few guys I’ve ever seen actually be able to cut off a Westbrook drive.

I was distracted with selling raffle tickets and drinking beer at the Red’s Army party to really follow the Thunder’s defense on Garnett.

Nice to see recognition of AB’s defense on Westbrook. Darnell Mayberry of NewsOK reminds everyone that Westbrook played on a sprained ankle.

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  • LA Flake

    The Thunder didn’t do anything special to contain KG. He was just OFF like everyone else because a lot of the shots he missed were his shots and they were pretty wide open. KG then pressed which made things worse. At any rate, if I were Jeff Green, I’d be pretty pissed at OKC for that lukewarm reception. Not that he deserved more, but I’d never look back at OKC and instead look forward to carving out my legacy in Boston.

  • KGino

    I said before the game if AB can hold Westbrook under 20 we’d have a great shot..

    Props to AB for coming thru in that department. He is our sole advantage over every team in the league. 20-12 since his first game back, 14-16 before.

    Thunder did do a great job with interior defense.. Ibaka changed a lot of shots and made it difficult when the celts were able to post KG deep or drive the lane.. We needed to keep running so their D wasn’t able to set up, but for some reason they stopped (all the turnovers I suppose). These Celts need as many easy buckets as they can get though, so Doc should never abandon the run game like he seemed to yesterday

    • Chuckdabuk

      Def but doc Luvs to put kg with the bench now so all they do is walk the ball up cuz doc yells a play for them to get kg going instead of lettin them play there game

  • john rotolo

    I agree with Flake .KG had beacoup open shots. He just missed them.