Rivers: Green's surgery 'went great'

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Rivers: Green's surgery 'went great'

Jeff Green underwent heart surgery to repair an aneurysm on Monday. Doc Rivers heard that it was successful.

"They're saying it went great," said the Celtics' head coach. "Obviously, our thoughts, our prayers, and every part of our being is with Jeff right now."

Rivers said that he now wants to hear that Green will be able to play again.

"That would be terrific. I don't care if it's with us. I want it to be with us. But I just want him to play again.

Green will be an unrestricted free agent if and when he returns because the Celtics withdrew the qualifying offer that would have bound him to the team.

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming. 
 
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either. 
 
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
 
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim. 
 
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
 
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
 
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort. 
 
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
 
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points. 
 
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise. 
 
And that dunk over Vucevic?
 
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”