Posted Oct 24, 2012 5:20 PM - Updated Oct 24, 2012 5:22 PM
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Jeff Green is finally getting the chance to show the Celtics what he can do, and they're impressed.
Green came to Boston in the trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City, a deal that broke up the starting lineup of the 2008 NBA champions. But Green had trouble finding his role in his first half-season and then he missed all of last season after a physical exam revealed an aortic aneurysm.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Green has been improving steadily.
He underwent surgery and became a free agent before re-signing this summer.
In four years, Green has averaged 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Kemba Walker brings it up and feeds Josh McRoberts in the lane who throws it down forcefully with two hands.
Evan Fournier gets into the paint and tries the layup and is rejected by Chris Andersen.
DeMar DeRozan drives and misses on the layup and Jonas Valanciunas gets the putback dunk inside.
|Grizzlies vs. Raptors: First half|
Jonas Valanciunas scores 14 points with Greivis Vasquez adding 12 points as the Raptors lead the Grizzlies 47-44 at the half.
|Caught You Watching|
Greivis Vasquez draws the double team and finds Jonas Valanciunas all alone in the paint for the uncontested dunk.