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Jeff Green, Boston Celtics: A+
For the second consecutive meeting, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has gone off against LeBron James. After scoring 43 points the first time around, Green's encore performance consisted of 25 points and eight rebounds on 10-of-17 shooting.
Just another step on the path toward stardom that Green has made over the past month.
Green was magnificent, taking it inside and finishing around the basket at virtual will. Even with LeBron on him, Green managed to take it off of the dribble and step back for a jumper.
Although he struggled from beyond the arc, Green won the interior battle and grabbed eight key rebounds.
Green's shining moments happened early, as he threw down monstrous jams to quiet the wild Miami Heat crowd. Although his efforts ultimately fell short, Green managed to make a powerful impact on offense.
Yet another masterful performance from Green against LeBron.
LeBron James, Miami Heat: A+
LeBron James had his hands full defensively, as Jeff Green again took it to him for a high-caliber scoring output. Fortunately for the Heat, LeBron countered with one of his most efficient outings of the year.
In 29 minutes, James tallied 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor.
In terms of scoring the basketball, James scored all eight of his field goals from in the paint. That's six dunks and two layups for those keeping track at home.
Why even attempt any other field goals when you're getting to the basket at such an efficient rate?
On top of his scoring, James also dished out nine dimes and facilitated a quality offensive output by Miami as a team. Against a banged-up Boston defense, James fully exploited Kevin Garnett's absence.
Did we expect anything less?