It just wasn’t Jeff Green’s night — or so he felt.
“Offensively, I played like poop,” he said Friday after his Celtics beat the New York Knicks, 90-86, at TD Garden.
That’s one way of putting it. Green shot 3-of-7 and scored 8 points, though the final 2 came on a crucial layup that helped seal the Celtics’ win.
However, it was Green’s defense, which usually isn’t a talking point, that spoke volumes about his game.
The 6-foot-9-inch forward guarded Knicks star Carmelo Anthony for much of the fourth quarter and hassled him plenty. Anthony shot 1 for 8 in the final quarter, when the Celtics came from 11 down to win. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.