Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Live Updates, Highlights and Analysis
Jeff Green scores a career-high 43 points but it's not enough as the Heat rally in the fourth to win their 23rd consecutive game, the second most in NBA history, by a final score of 105-103. LeBron scored 37 points, had 12 assists, and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win.
Heat's next 4 games are against teams with 4 weakest records in the East: at Cavs, vs. Pistons, vs. Bobcats, at Magic.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) March 19, 2013
It's over in Boston. The Heat survive despite 43 from Jeff Green to go on to win by two and have now won 23 games in a row, the second longest streak in NBA history.
23 straight for Miami. 2nd longest win streak in NBA history. Took a Herculean effort from LeBron. Next up: at Cleveland on Wednesday.— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) March 19, 2013
Shane Battier, defensive commitment keeps the Heat streak alive. Great effort by Celts. Makes you wonder what'll happen when KG returns.— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) March 19, 2013
Paul Pierce's three is OFF and Dwyane Wade rebounds with 1.9 seconds left, Heat up two.
Too close to call. So refs have to go with call on the floor. Celtics ball.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 19, 2013
Official review after Battier block gives Doc Rivers a free timeout with 7 seconds left to draw up a play. He's one of best at it.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) March 19, 2013
Shane Battier makes an incredible defensive play that is called off the Heat but is under review. It looks like it touched Green's forearm last.
Boston ball, down 2 with 7 seconds left. Whoa.— SBNation NBA (@SBNationNBA) March 19, 2013
LeBron's clutch jumper gives the Heat a two-point lead with 10.5 seconds remaining.
It's a tie game as we head into the final minute.
Tonight could be difference between a 22-game streak or at least 27-game one. Next four Heat games: Cleveland, Detroit, Charlotte, Orlando— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 19, 2013
Celtics Strategy Right Now: DO NOT LET RAY ALLEN TOUCH THE BALL.— ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2013
Avery Bradley hits the corner three to put the Celtics up two.
LeBron is just four rebounds away from a triple-double.
LeBron has been nothing short of spectacular tonight. He's out Jeff Greened Jeff Green in the 4th.— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) March 19, 2013
LeBron records his 12th assist on the assist to Mario Chalmers, who hits the three to give the Heat a lead.
Green back in with 3:25 left. Celtics 100, Heat 96— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) March 19, 2013
Out of the timeout, Mario Chalmers responds with a layup to bring the Heat within five.
LeBron not happy with Chalmers there for leaving Lee open in the corner for the 3. Don't kid yourself- LeBron REALLY cares about this streak— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) March 19, 2013
That Courtney Lee corner 3 was a huuuge shot.— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) March 19, 2013
The defense collapses on LeBron which leaves Chris Bosh wide open to cap off a 7-0 Heat run.
Jordan Crawford's three gives the Celtics a 13-point lead.
Jeff Green is up to 43 points on the night.
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