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Jeff Green gets the layup to go after six bounces on the rim (VIDEO)

Dec 28, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

The Celtics held on to beat the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon, and getting the news before tip-off that they wouldn’t have to deal with Andrew Bynum due to being suspended indefinitely by his team was only the first bit of the day’s good fortune that they were going to receive.

These favorable bounces on the rim on this layup attempt from Jeff Green — all six of them — were apparently yet another sign that this would be Boston’s day.


  1. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    By the way. If games were 3 quarters long, not only would the Celtics be the best team in the league, but they would be outscoring their opponents by 20 points a game. I would have to look it up again, but the last I checked, something like 80% of games were lost in the 4th quarter. That might even be up by now. The lead that they had going into those 4th quarters was by more than 15 points. Like I said, that stat is a few weeks old, and could of swayed in either direction, but man, bench hurting ya much?

    • jcmeyer10 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      Yah, it’s interesting. Stevens is still trying to find his second unit and it shows in his rotations. The interesting part is Crawford is averaging 4.5 (or 4.8) APG which would be great for a second unit that needs to score more points.

      During the last winning streak the bench was averaging more than 20 PPG and they are not bringing that to the table now.

      • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM

        I know, its strange. I’ve seen games where the bench outplayed the starters, others like today where the bench gives up a lead. When Courtney Lee is on its huge, as he’s the only real scorer on the bench that plays. Kris Humphries would be great in a larger role, but we know Olynik is going to take those minutes.

        One thing I wish Stevens would give into to is ending the Phil Pressey experiment, and giving Marshon Brooks the shot he deserves. The kid would be a huge boost. Pressey can’t get to the rim. When he does his layup looks like something you see the weird kid do in gym class. He’s has good floor vision, but lacks any sort of confidence to shoot when the options aren’t there. He’s getting good minutes every game to end with 2 points (if that), and 2 assists (if that). You have a young kid in Brooks that you could build with as well. Why go with a slightly younger, smaller, less talented version with an inability to shoot? By the way, I was one of the people pumping this kids tires during Summer Ball, so its not like I’m coming to this conclusion out of nowhere.

  2. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Damnnn it almost looked like it would get stuck on top of the rim…

    • jcmeyer10 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      Seriously. On the jumbotron replay the crowd counted along.

  3. jcmeyer10 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Went to the game and that was a great moment. Also, he passed the ball with a kid on the baseline during the review of the goaltending call late in the fourth. It was just one of those moments you realize these guys are humans.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    The hardest part is this is a jump shooting team and when they go cold, it can shrink a 20 point lead real quick.

  5. 1historian - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    They’re learning.

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