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Celtics’ Jeff Green shines in return to native area

WASHINGTON — Jeff Green continues to leap over emotional hurdles after returning from a missed season because of surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. There was his first practice, then his first exhibition game, then his first regular-season game, and on Saturday night, there was his first game in his native area.

Green, who attended high school in nearby Hyattsville, Md., returned to the Verizon Center court, where he played for Georgetown. Green said he usually reserves a luxury suite for his family, who had not seen him play in person since his return before Saturday night and the Celtics’ 89-86 win over the Wizards.

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