Like many of his teammates, Green has been up and down throughout the postseason - getting off to a slow start against IN, netting double-figures IN three of the four games against Toronto and posting a quiet series against Boston before Friday night's performance.
One last hurdle was added Saturday when the Cavs ruled Kevin Love out for Sunday with concussion-like symptoms.
An 87-79 Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers is crushing no matter how you spin it. They have one road win in the playoffs but are 10-0 at home, where their crowd and perhaps even the banners that hang high above the parquet have helped.
Horford scored 14 points and Tatum had 11 in the first half for the Celtics who up until Sunday had played with more intensity and aggressiveness at home during this postseason.
"I just felt someone fall into my leg, and my leg kind of went in", James said after the game, per James McMenamin of ESPN.
"It's not going to be pretty", guard Marcus Smart said.Читайте также: George HW Bush Hospitalized for Low Blood Pressure, Fatigue
"We got to be ready to come up with our nose bloodied, we got to be ready to come out with our mouth bloodied, we have to come out ready to fight".
His knack for showing up in big moments has been tremendously helpful for a team that has lacked a scoring punch in recent years, and he's earned some hefty praise from a number of different National Basketball Association greats (including LeBron James). This game ended the Big Three era for the Celtics, as Ray Allen would go on to sign with the Heat in the offseason. "I'll say it again; he'll never have a greater achievement". LeBron with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists.
"We've had four or five seasons wrapped in one", James has said a couple of times this postseason. Jeff Green started in Love's place and scored 19 points. Love did not score in the five minutes on the floor, but he had already grabbed four rebounds.
"I talked about the pain is part of the path", Stevens said. "We've talked about it all year, we know what the narrative has been about our team".
Stevens said the Celtics will continue to monitor Tatum's status over the next day to ensure he is fine.
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be tonight in Boston.
"For me, I don't put too much added pressure on myself. So just to be able to compete against a player like him and be a few shots away from beating him and his team to go to a championship is something I will always remember".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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