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Brooklyn Nets' Jeff Green out for rest of Boston Celtics series

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (R), shown during a game against the Boston Celtics on May 22, strained his plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in 10 days. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA-EFE
Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (R), shown during a game against the Boston Celtics on May 22, strained his plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in 10 days. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA-EFE

May 27 (UPI) -- Brooklyn forward Jeff Green strained his plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in 10 days, meaning he will miss the remainder of the Nets' first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters Thursday that Green will continue to travel with the team while working on his rehabilitation.

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"He has been so valuable to us this year with all the injuries we've had," Nash said. "He's been able to play multiple positions, different roles and fill in all the gaps for us. Fortunately, we're relatively healthy elsewhere. But it is a loss."

Green, who has been a key rotational player for the Nets this season, exited Brooklyn's Game 2 win over the Celtics on Tuesday with what the team called a bruised left foot. Further evaluations revealed the strain.

The 34-year-old Green has started in 38 games and averaged 11 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists this season.

"He is a guy that has done a lot for us and means a lot to us on and off the court," Nash said. "And we just hope that he can recover fully and get back out there in these playoffs."

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Celtics star Jayson Tatum also departed Game 2 after he was accidentally poked in the eye. Boston head coach Brad Stevens said Tatum practiced Thursday and will be available for Game 3.

The Nets hold a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night at TD Garden in Boston.

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