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Recap: Jeff Green enters cheat code, becomes unstoppable from 3 in win

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) January 22, 2014 Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green, Phil Pressey, Recaps 11 Comments

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Literally every cent I make comes from the words I write on a daily basis, but I can find none to describe the shooting stratosphere in which Jeff Green found himself tonight against the Wizards.

Jeff Green… yes, that Jeff Green, took 16 shots from beyond the arc.  Sixteen.  He made half of them.  He made them from  all over the floor, with people in his face, off-balance… whatever.

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The Celtics needed Jeff Green to become some amalgam of Reggie Miller and Larry Bird because they blew yet another lead, this time giving all of a 19 point lead away in the third quarter to play a mostly back-and-forth 4th quarter.  Green’s heave at the end of regulation didn’t fall, so the Celtics had to finish this one off in OT.

In the final frame, Jared Sullinger and Phil Pressey helped Green finish off the Wizards, who were hoping to climb above .500 for the first time in John Wall’s career.

Ultimately, they couldn’t, despite Wall’s triple double.  The Celtics losing streak is over thanks to a 113-111 win.

The Green

Jeff Green could barely miss tonight.  He added 9 rebounds and 3 steals to go along with 39 points on 54% shooting.  I will say this about Green’s night… He made the shots he took and it was amazing… but it’s not how I want him to play.  I’d love to see more slashing and attacking, but I guess I should just shut up and enjoy an amazing shooting night.

Phil Pressey… Where the hell did he pull a 4-5 night from 3?  He finished with 17 points in the start to go along with 4 assists.   He has impressed me.  I’m a little surprised at what he’s been able to do.

Jarred Sullinger is simply not afraid of the moment. He matched Green’s 9 4th quarter points, coming up with huge play after huge play.

The Gross

The third quarter was an abomination, regardless of how predictable it might have been.  Washington doubled the C’s up 30-15.  Boston shot 27% and turned the ball over 5 times.  It was just atrocious to watch.

The Greenlights

Gerald Wallace walks in for the game winning lay up

Phil Pressey breaks John Wall’s ankles

The Grid

  • Boston scored 20 points off Washington’s 18 turnovers.  Washington scored 10 points off Boston’s 18 turnovers.
  • Points in the paint:  Washington 48, Celtics 28
  • Wall:  28 points (9-29 fg), 10 reb, 10 ast.
  • Pressey: 20 points (7-10 fg, 5-6 3pt), 4 ast.
  • Wallace:  9 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block
  • Sullinger:  14 points, 11 rebounds
  • Humphries:  3 blocks

Washington is a decent team, but they do “bad team” things.  The Wall play where he stole the ball, drove, got bottled up, and tossed it back to… no one, is a perfect indicator.

A:

B:  3 Wizards never crossed half court.  That’s unforgivable.  It’s one thing to lose when a team beats you, it’s another to lose when you get lazy and stupid.

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  • Brad P

    Stevens had us all fooled with that game winning play. Wallace strikes again!

  • KWAPT

    Wallace earns pimp of the night honors for his game-winner.

    • vitamin d

      LOL

  • Rod Shaftwell

    You forgot the Start button, but Jeff sure didn’t

  • vitamin d

    More “bad team” things is I have no idea what the Wiz were doing in the first half. It’s like it was a Celtics scrimmage in Waltham or something.

  • Roy Sanchez

    That move by pressey. Good god!

  • bill_nair

    Stevens pretty craft with these late game plays. Glad Green had a good game. Lets see him carry it over for a couple games. Pressey looked great out there. If he can hit that 3 consistently he certainly makes a strong case for our back up PG.

  • Curt Hays

    John, the guy who coaches with me played against Phil in high school here in Dallas. Ever since draft night he’s been picking on me that Pressey was going to take Rondo’s starting spot. I’m not saying he will, but it seems like Phil has been quite good for a long time. I suppose he’s just learning to translate it to the NBA.

    Or maybe Jeff’s God-mode spilled over to him somehow for one night…

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  • adam

    i always thought it was B,A,B,A.. at least for Contra it was.