Oct 11, 2013; Newark, DE, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 97-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics' Jeff Green posterizes Heat's Shane Battier (video)



The Boston Celtics have improved heir play overall as of late, and are looking for a third-straight win against the Miami Heat after losing their first four games. They’ve been without their All-NBA point guard Rajon Rondo as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL he suffered last year, and it’s unclear as to when or if he’ll play for the Celtics this year.

The star of this young Boston squad is clearly forward Jeff Green, who routinely gets one or two highlight-reel dunks in each game. He got another one tonight against Miami Heat forward Shane Battier after last night’s victim was Jason Maxiel of the ORlando Magic.

It’s nice to see Green finally becoming a more assertive player. He’s got the talent of an All-NBA forward, but his passive style of play has held him back through the first six years of his NBA career, but it appears as though he’s taking his game to another level this year now that he’s the lead man with Rajon Rondo out as he rehabs from a torn ACL he suffered last season.

He’s currently leading the Celtics in scoring at a 15.8 points per game clip that would be a career high if he finished the season with that average.


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