Gerald Green's 41 Points for Suns: Highlights, Reactions and A Look Back
With every scoring outburst and highlight-reel dunk, Gerald Green has been moving up the ranks of the best feel-good stories of the NBA season. Since the All-Star break, Green -- who just two years ago was trying to salvage his floundering career with the NBA D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders -- has emerged as the Phoenix Suns' top scorer as they push for a Western Conference playoff spot.
And he experienced yet another high point on Thursday night as the 6-8 swingman poured in a career-high 41 points against the Thunder, including 25 in the third quarter. He sunk six of his eight threes in that third quarter, as well, stealing some of the buzz from the NBA Finals rematch.
"There's a great feature on Gerald Green waiting to be written," tweeted Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard. This won't be that feature, but here are some of the other reactions to Green's explosion, plus a look back at his two stints in the NBA D-League:
Gerald Green's got 30 with 7 3-pointers and there's still 1:30 left in the 3rd. THIS GUY WAS OUT OF THE NBA TWO YEARS AGO.— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) March 7, 2014
That boy Gerald Green is ballin out of control right now..— Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) March 7, 2014
Gerald Green, y'all. Pick who you want but I got him down as Most Improved, hands down. Magical season for him and the Suns.— Jeff Caplan (@Caplan_NBA) March 7, 2014