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Jeff Green jamming it home.
During the shortened preseason last year, Jeff Green was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm that required surgery.
Green appears to be back with a vengeance, showing no ill signs of being slowed down by the career- and life-threatening heart surgery.
In his first game back in more than a year, Green dropped 16 points in an efficient 27 minutes in a Boston Celtics loss to Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker.
That wasn't a fluke; he put in 17 points in the win over Milano EA7 Emporio Armani Milano.
The Celts returned to American soil to play the Knicks on Saturday night, and Green scored 12 points—two of which came on this emphatic dunk.
Green's solid production for the Celtics is a welcomed sight for them and a bad sign for the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Head coach Doc Rivers was very pleased with Green's comfort level and transition back to the NBA, and he sees a bright future for him.
Via ESPN.com, Rivers said:
I think we're making too big of a deal about this whole being assertive and all this stuff with Jeff. I just think that he needs to get comfortable. When he came to us the first time, he never had a chance to get comfortable, and now he is. He plays the way he plays. He's a smooth player, and I thought tonight he was really comfortable, and you could see that, and I think that's from going through training camp. Jeff's going to be what you saw tonight. That's pretty good.