Jeff Green's happy anniversary

One year after major heart surgery, Celtics forward explodes vs. Suns

Updated: January 10, 2013, 9:26 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- His teammates call him Iron Man, and after a pair of Garden-rumbling second-quarter dunks, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green did his signature rip-open-the-chest celebration as the Phoenix Suns scrambled for a timeout.

One year ago, Green didn't feel nearly as invincible as he lay in a hospital bed at the Cleveland Clinic, having just undergone major heart surgery to repair the aortic aneurysm that ended his 2011-12 season before it even began.

Green didn't know exactly ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Will Blue Line Hold Up?
    The Bruins' depth on defense already will be put to the test.
  • Closing The Gaps
    The Pats' run defense won't magically improve as the opponents get tougher, says Tedy Bruschi.
  • Opener Not Ruled Out
    Brad Stevens said it's a "possibility" Rajon Rondo could be ready for the opener.
  • BC Can't Look Back
    After nearly upsetting No. 24 Clemson, the Eagles must put the 'What ifs' aside and move on.
  • Latest Top 25
    Haverhill makes its debut in our statewide poll this week.