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Harnessing Jeff Green's energy

Celtics reap benefits as high-flying forward flourishes in magnified role

Updated: February 15, 2013, 2:47 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Amid the swirl of that raucous Celtics double-overtime win against Miami on Jan. 27, a sequence unfolded that ignited a sudden flurry of activity on Jeff Green's smartphone.

It was when Green clamped onto reigning MVP LeBron James and thwarted him from barreling to the basket. The defensive stop was, in itself, a promising development, but what transpired in the immediate aftermath initiated the cascade of texts and phone calls and email messages.

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