Now that was an impressive performance by Jeff Green on Friday night at the US Airways Center. Starting for Kevin Garnett, Green finished with 31 points on 11-for-14 shooting with a career-high five blocks. The 31 points were his fourth-most ever in a game and by far his most as a Celtic. In addition, Green’s single-player plus/minus of +26 was a career-best for him.
Green led the Celtics to their largest win in over a year as well as their biggest margin of victory on the road since December 2010. The Celtics’ win on Friday was their first road one against a Western Conference opponent this season. On Sunday night at Portland, Boston will be looking for its 10th road victory this season. The Celtics are still the only current playoff team to have fewer than 10 road wins in 2012-13.