|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM|
For the past two days everyone has talked about Doc, or the lack of a point guard presences on this roster. KG's injury and his forgettable series so far, despite his defense. Even the back and forth of who should play Crawford, or Lee. Lost in the shuffle has been Green. Much like his game two performance he's been in the background. The Celtics will need the Jeff Green from game 1, or the first half Jeff Green who scored 20 of his 26 in the first half.
Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't happy with the shots Green
was getting in the second half of Game 2, as Boston's sluggish offense
left him in too many isolation situations, sometimes late in the shot
"Not the same shots (in the second half of Game 2). Not even close," Rivers said of needing to get Green better shots. "It’s (isolations), it’s clog, it’s standing around. His second half shots -- and it’s not because of him -- have been pretty much awful for him and it’s because of the way we play. We have to create space for Jeff Green. If you going to have a Westbrook or Jeff playing, you want to create space for them to be athletic and we’re not doing a very good job of that."
Green didn't want to make excuses for his poor shooting performance in Game 2, saying he needs to remain aggressive, regardless of what the shot clock looks like when he gets the ball.
"It’s just how we run our offense," Green acknowledged. "I’ve just got to try to make a play. I can’t take it as getting the ball too late, it’s hard to make a play. I’ve just got to be aggressive and find a way. I can’t rely on every time down the floor to try and get the ball early. Whenever the ball comes to me, I have to be aggressive."
I think Green plays better at home, so I expect a 20 point plus game from him tonight. The Celtics need that from him period.