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Jeff Green’s game-winning layup completes Celtics comeback on Cavs (VIDEO)

Mar 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

Doc Rivers said before the game Wednesday he liked how consistently aggressive Jeff Green had been lately for the Celtics — that was always the thing with Green. His talent was never the question, but he could just blend into the background. With the Celtics needing someone to step up lately, he has.

Including on this game-winning shot against the Cavaliers.

Oh, Cleveland helps out here. Walton starts out on Green but way off him, so he has too much ground to cover when he realizes his man is going to get the ball near the top of the arc. Then Walton just gets rubbed out on a Jason Terry pick. Tristan Thompson should switch on to Green but is completely spun around and is late, giving Green a lane.

Then Green hits the shot that caps a 21-6 run by the Celtics, which what they needed to get the win.

  1. Kansachusetts - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    And a beautiful shot it was. Green threaded it right through there, unlike the times when he sort of tosses it in the general direction of the basket. Very cool under pressure.

    To be a the premier player he can become, Green needs to do more than exploit openings, he’s got to make them. On night’s when the opposing defense is strong, he will often just pass the ball, as he did through much of last night’s game. He’s got to be able to break the defense if he’s going to make it to the next level. I hope he does, because he’s a pleasure to watch.

  2. illegalblues - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    ahhhhh in your face, hollinger

  3. andyhr17 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Happy for the win, but they should be beating a team like the Cavs by a lot more than a last second layup.

  4. paulhargis53 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Without Garnett, should any game they play, really be a gimme? I will take the wins anyway we can get them until KG is back….

  5. drewzducks - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Great story with his heart surgeon being at the game. There are a lot of words I can think of to describe Jeff Green but consistent isn’t one of them, even with his recent improvement.

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