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Jeff Green wins 'em over in loss

His 43-point effort was crowd-pleaser, even if Celtics' defeat to Heat wasn't

Updated: March 19, 2013, 2:01 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Georgetown student section used to serenade his mother with adoring chants of "Jeff Green's mom!" but the Boston Celtics forward cannot remember a single time in his basketball career when the crowd actually chanted for him.

That changed on Monday night when a not particularly creative, but nonetheless affectionate cry of Green's name reverberated inside TD Garden. Starting in place of an ailing Kevin Garnett (flu, adductor strain), Green erupted for a career-high 43 points ...

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