You don’t win many NBA games when you give up 18 offensive rebounds but the Celtics pulled it off tonight behind 47 bench points. The curiously emotive Jeff Green had 16 of those, including an emphatic slam off a fourth-quarter baseline drive and Leandro Barbosa took over for an injured Rajon Rondo (sprained ankle) and put in 16 of his own on 6-8 shooting.
That deep and talented Jazz frontcourt nearly stole this one. Paul Millsap (20 and 12) and Al Jefferson (13 and 14) had double-doubles and Derrick Favors (14 and 9) just missed one. Still, it goes down as a win so enjoy the win and your Celtics who are now 5-1 in their last six games after an 0-2 start.