Every so often, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green makes a play or has a game that makes him look like a player who belongs in All-Star Games. It's happened many times over the course of Green's eight-year career, to the point where it's hard to extrapolate too much from any one performance. Of course, that doesn't make it any less exciting or impressive when Green plays at such a high level. He had one such game against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on Monday night. Green finished with 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting, his second-best scoring output of the season so far. But Green made the most noise in the final minute. With the Celtics down 112-111 and 1:00 on the clock, Green stole a pass from Eric Bledsoe and got out in transition quickly. Marcus Morris attempted to challenge him at the rim, but Green made sure that wouldn't happen with a thunderous dunk: Green hit the free throw to put Boston up 114-112, but that proved to be their last point of the game. Goran Dragic made a lay-up off a very nice play out of a timeout to tie it, and Eric Bledsoe took advantage of this poor pass from Avery Bradley for an easy lay-in and the lead: The Suns ended up with a 118-114 win , so Green's highlight-worthy dunk was all for naught. Unless, as with his best games, you choose to look at it in isolation. Then it's still pretty darn amazing. - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric
Marcus Morris played 32 minutes against the Celtics on Monday with 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.
The Scoop:The assists are a career high and he rebounded nicely off a 1-of-10 game from Saturday. Morris has been better in the games sans P.J. Tucker, so he might be a solid asset should the Suns keep Tucker out of the lineup. You can leave him on the wire in standard leagues for now.
Marcus Morris hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers in the Suns' 103-95 loss to the Hornets, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes before fouling out.
The Scoop:Morris is like a lot of his teammates with low-end value in 12-team leagues but consistency issues are going to be a constant. He's much better in deeper leagues where the swings can be more tolerable.
Marcus Morris was big down the stretch in a win against the Warriors on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
The Scoop:Owners are breathing easy after it was thought that he might lose his starting gig to P.J. Tucker, but he looks safe for now. Morris will continue to provide plenty of 3-pointers and boards for standard league consideration, but it would be nice for him to start providing some defensive statistics before calling him a must-own player.