No KG no problem: Green stars, Celtics ease past Suns 113-88
|Jeff Green and his "I'm awesome and I know it" face.|
A detailed account of the game is not necessary. We played awesome defense and that turned into great offense. We never looked like we would lose the game. It has turned into a Gino-time type of game starting in the middle of third quarter, and the whole thing was pleasant to watch. This was one of the very few "sit back and enjoy" type of games that the Celtics give us.
Some stats: The hero of the day was Jeff Green. He had an excellent game: 31 points (11-14 FG%), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Yes, he has had his first career game with the Celtics, the first of many to come in the future, hopefully.
Avery Bradley was solid on defense: He had 4 steals. Chris Wilcox was like "You don't need no big man when I'm here. You wanted to send me to the Wizards, here's my response:" 14 points, 8 rebounds (4 offensive). The newbies Jordan Crawford (10 points on 4-9 shooting) and Terrence Williams (9 pts, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) played solid games.
The team shot 55% overall and 45% from behind the 3-point line. You don't see that often.
We won our first game after losing back-to-back games on the road, and we've won without KG. We've played great defense with a small lineup where Green played at 2 and thrived. One can only be happy.