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After a 2-point third quarter in Monday night’s 104-92 loss to the Rockets, Jeff Green headed to the bench with 2:09 left in the period, replaced by Gerald Wallace. As the Celtics attempted to rally from a 20-point second-half deficit, Green, the Celtics’ $9 million-per-year player, once thought of as a cornerstone, sat stoically at the end of the bench.
With his team desperately trying to snap out of its malaise, break a losing streak, and regain lost confidence, Green finished with 4 points on 2-for-10 shooting. It was yet another game in which Green’s contributions were desperately needed but were not there, and he is living up to the reputation he brought with him from Oklahoma City.