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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Celtics' Jeff Green injures shoulder against the Rockets


By on 1/14/2014 10:30:00 AM

The Boston Celtics lot to the Houston Rockets on Monday by the score of 104-92. It was their ninth consecutive loss, which is their worst losing streak since 2007.  The Celtics dropped to 13-26, fourth in the Atlantic Division.  During the game, small forward Jeff Green played most of the game with a sore shoulder and finished with just four points on 2-of-10 shooting. Fortunately, it appears that the injury isn't serious.

Gary Washburn,  national NBA writer for the Boston Globe, tweeted the following on Green's status.

Should Green be unable to play or see a reduced role on Wednesday, expect Gerald Wallace and Brandon Bass to get extended minutes. Wallace played 20 minutes against the Rockets, but had just two points on 1-of-2 shooting. He will need to be more aggressive on the offensive end.  Bass was very active, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting and hauled in seven rebounds in 25 minutes.

Green is in his sixth season out of Georgetown.  The Celtics' first round draft pick in 2007 is averaging 15.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season.  Green's best season was in 2008-2009 with the Oklahoma City Thunder, when he averaged 16.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. In 435 career games, Green is averaging 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

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