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GOING GREEN

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An old pro triggers a Celtics' turnaround

After a sluggish start to their series with the Bulls, the Celtics drew even following an unexpected lineup change: starting journeyman forward GERALD GREEN. He didn't make a single start during the regular season, but his three-point shooting (46.2%) has added another element to Boston's attack, which depends extensively on Isaiah Thomas. Going from role player to impactful playoff starter (with his team down 0--2 and headed to Chicago) is one of the most impressive accomplishments of Green's 10-year career.