Rivers stresses positive on Jeff Green

Updated: December 18, 2011, 6:28 PM ET

While acknowledging the loss of swingman Jeff Green for the season is a big blow to the Boston Celtics, coach Doc Rivers on Sunday stressed the silver lining of Green's aortic aneurysm: While it will sideline him for an extended period, it does not seem to be a life-threatening situation.

"That's the way I looked at it and that's basically what I conveyed to him," Rivers told reporters in Toronto before the Celtics took on the Raptors in their preseason opener. "'Don't look ...

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