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Gerald Green News
Trans. Apr 20 12:39 ET (Apr 20 12:39 ET ) A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Basketball Prospectus . The Charlotte Bobcats get a fantastic once-over from Kevin Pelton.
PF : Grantland . Jonathan Abrams with an engaging detail of Gerald Green's comeback turn.
SF : Boston Herald . Glen Davis may not have grown up, but he's certainly improved quite a bit.
SG : Alone in the Green Room . The Frank Reynolds Trashman All-Star Team.
PG . NBA.com . Get ready for Larry Brown to chide you, sensually.
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering how you could read a novel in 90 minutes, well, there’s an app for that… Gerald Green, Phoenix Suns. If all you think Gerald Green can do is dunk, you need to watch the tape from Thursday night. It may have been true…
Gerald Green hit 12-of-22 shots and a career-best eight 3-pointers for a career-high 41 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in Thursday's comeback win over the Thunder.
The Scoop:Green also hit 9-of-11 free throws, didn't attempt a single shot in the first quarter, and took just five shots in the second quarter. He blew up for 25 points in the third quarter and single-handedly led the Suns to a tough win over one of the league's best teams. Yes, he might take a big hit once Eric Bledsoe returns, but at this point, he's a hold and start until we see how that plays out.
PHOENIX -- When the Phoenix Suns acquired Gerald Green, they believed he would be a nice fit in their fast-paced style. "We wanted to be an up-and-down team, and we needed some shooters," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. Green had a career-high 41 points, including 25 in the third quarter, to help the Suns beat Oklahoma City, 128-122, to stop the Thunder's 11-game series winning streak at U.S. Airways Center on Thursday. "I felt like this team was a perfect fit when I got traded here," said Green, a 6-foot-8 swingman who joined the NBA in 2005 out of high school.
Gerald Green came to the NBA straight from high school with an abundance of raw talent that never translated into a big-time pro career. Then came his offseason trade to Phoenix - his seventh team in seven seasons - and he seems finally to have found a home. He scored 25 of his career-high 41 points in the third quarter and the Suns erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122. ''Every day I come into practice or come into a game, I'm just trying to prove myself.'' Markieff Morris added 24 points, including two free throws with 24.4 seconds to play.
Gerald Green scored 41 points to help the Phoenix Suns nip the Oklahoma City Thunder, 128-122. The Suns had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 42-80 (52.5%) from the field, including 15-27 (55.6%) from three-point range. Phoenix (36-25) picked up the win after falling to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Markieff Morris also chipped in for Phoenix, finishing with 24 points and 6 rebounds.
PHOENIX -- Guard Gerald Green scored a career-high 41 points and guard Goran Dragic had seven of his 22 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122 at U.S. Airways Center on Thursday. Guard Russell Westbrook had 36 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points for the Thunder, which had an 11-game winning streak against the Suns snapped. Durant has scored at least 25 points in 27 straight games, tying Allen Iverson for the second-longest streak in the NBA in the last 25 years. Oklahoma City (46-16) had a three-game winning streak halted and dropped one-half game behind Indiana for the best record in the league.
Green had 33 points in a 129-120 win over Atlanta on Sunday night.
The Scoop:The Phoenix guard made five 3-pointers while finishing four points shy of a career-best scoring performance and helping the Suns score 79 points in the first half against the Hawks. Green, averaging 15.1 points this season, had 36 in an overtime win in Denver on Feb. 18.
Gerald Green finished with 33 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks, 129-120. The Suns shot really well, finishing 44-80 (55.0%) from the field, including 15-24 (62.5%) from beyond the arc. This is the second win in as many games for Phoenix (35-24) after beating New Orleans on Friday. Other key performers for Phoenix were Markieff Morris with 21 points and 8 rebounds, Goran Dragic with 19 points and 8 assists, and Marcus Morris with 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Gerald Green hit 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half to help the Suns score 79 points before the break, the most in the NBA this season, and Phoenix held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-120 Sunday night. The previous high for Phoenix in any half this season was 67, but 63 percent shooting, including 12 of 18 on 3-pointers in the first half, shattered the team mark. Green finished with 33 points and Phoenix tied a season high with 15 3-pointers and set a season high with its 129 point output. Goran Dragic added 19 points for the Suns, hearing the chants of ''MVP'' from the home crowd, and Marcus Morris had 18 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Gerald Green blew up for 33 points in Sunday's win vs. the visiting Hawks, making 9-of-14 field goals (including 5-of-8 from downtown) and 10-of-10 free throws.
The Scoop:Green has been red-hot over the Suns' past 11 games and he's not going to drop off the map, but fantasy owners should brace themselves for a decline in his production with Eric Bledsoe (knee) seemingly on the verge of a return. It's unclear how long Green will keep his starting job -- the Suns' have won five of their past eight games but once Bledsoe is up to speed he may rejoin Goran Dragic in a deadly small-ball backcourt. Owners should simply keep Green active and watch what happens.
Mar 2 12:00 ET
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Thursday night NBA grades: Gerald Green just couldn’t seem to miss (NBC Sports) (3 Hours Ago | courtesy: NBC Sports) Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering how you could read a novel in 90 minutes, well, there’s an app for that… Gerald Green, Phoenix Suns. If all you think Gerald Green can do is dunk, you need to watch the tape from Thursday night. It may have been true… More...