Over the course of his eight-year career,
The last four games before the Clippers played the
He had zero points on 0-for-7 shooting in a March 2 game, 14 points on six-for-nine shooting March 5, zero points on 0-for-5 shooting Monday and 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting Wednesday.
He's "just up and down," Clippers Coach
The Clippers acquired Green from Memphis last month, hoping he could fill a void at both forward positions.
Green played for Rivers in Boston, but this offense with the Clippers is different from what he ran with the
"So I thought he struggled with that early on," Rivers said about Green trying to adapt to the Clippers' more fast-paced offense. "Defensively is probably where I want him to pick it up more.
"We're just doing a lot of film work with him right now, trying to shortcut the curve. He'll get it. But we need it."
Mbah a Moute progressing
Luc Mbah a Moute missed his fifth consecutive game Friday night with a cut on his left eye lid.
Mbah a Moute said that "maybe" he will be able to return Sunday when the Clippers play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center.
"We'll see," he said.
Mbah a Moute started wearing glasses Thursday during a workout at the team's practice facility to protect his eye.
"I'm hoping that'll improve his jumper," Rivers joked about the glasses Mbah a Moute will be wearing. "I think he'll play Sunday. I don't know that as a fact. But he's feeling a lot better. He's seeing one person, which is nice. So I think he'll play."
Paul Pierce didn't play against New York because of a sore right big toe.