WALTHAM — Jeff Green called it a “miscommunication.” Brandon Bass said, “It wasn’t no big deal.” Their head coach, Brad Stevens, summed it up by saying he “didn’t lose any sleep over it.”
In all, the verbal altercation between Green and Bass during the Celtics’ 92-91 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday again was downplayed by all those involved a day later at practice.
The argument occurred during the third quarter when both players were on the bench, and video appears to show teammates and assistant coach Jay Larranaga trying to separate Green and Bass.
Both are starters who played sparingly in the second half as Stevens instead played his second unit on a day when his first unit played terribly, scoring 35 points on 47 shots.
“We’re trying to figure out a way to win,” Green said of the altercation. “Like any team, you’re going to bump heads. Because somebody might see it one way, somebody might see it another. But when it all boils down to it, we’re both trying to figure out a way to win. And that’s what it was.
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