Jeff Green leads Celtics in comeback preseason win

Albany, NY - Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Paul Pierce has been a part of some pretty amazing comeback wins, but he sat this one out. His backup, however, played a central role.

Paul Pierce has been a part of some pretty amazing comeback wins, but he sat this one out. His backup, however, played a central role.

Celtics rally from 20 down, beat Knicks in Albany - BostonHerald.com

Jeff Green scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics came back from an early 20-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 109-98 on Saturday night in a preseason game. Kris Joseph’s consecutive three-point plays to open the fourth quarter, part of a 24-4 stretch, gave Boston its first lead since the 7:34 mark of the first quarter.

Rapid Reaction: Celtics 109, Knicks 98 - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Taking advantage of Paul Pierce's night off, Green started at the small forward spot and came through with another strong outing, putting in a preseason-high 25 points. Green brought forth a very balanced offensive game, as he mixed in sleek and strong drives to the rim with a flurry of jumpers from the perimeter. He connected on three of his five 3-point attempts, and 10 of his 16 field goal attempts overall. He also added six rebounds -- an area he said before the preseason that he wanted to see improvement in. Add in a steady defensive showing, including the aforementioned block on Thompson, along with a fourth-quarter assist to Courtney Lee that helped Boston run away with this thing, and it was a very respectable all-around performance for Green.

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