Boston Celtics Netting Major Work From Jeff Green

By John Raffel
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Green continues to quietly get the job done for the Boston Celtics, although he wishes he could have hit a few more shots in their most recent game.

Green had one of his better point nights on Monday when he scored 18 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. But for those who thought the Celtics would be a cinch to extend their win streak to eight games, it didn’t happen, not even against the lowly Bobcats.

Green however, continues to have a decent season, his fourth with Boston. In slightly more than 24 minutes of action, he shot 5-of-8 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the free throw line. While it seems that no one else could find the shooting range, Green was able to do it in a consistent way.

He’s averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game but had one of his better NBA nights against Charlotte.

The Celtics have usually been utilizing Green from off the bench but he’s had experience starting in the past. They might be tempted to put him in the starting lineup or at least find ways to get him more playing time. Of Boston’s last nine games, he’s had double digits in scoring eight times and his shooting has been very impressive.

Doc Rivers has plenty of options but he needs to put the ball in Green’s hands more often. He’s been impressive in showing the opposition what he can do with it. He has the background considering he’s from a long line of Georgetown players.

The Celtics had one streak end the other day. Green would like to help them start another streak. Rivers needs to give him more court time and we’ll see what happens.

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