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Miami took over at the end of the March 18 matchup against the Celtics.
The way in which the Heat took control over the Cavaliers at the end of the game Wednesday is not an isolated occurrence. Frequently, a team will have a consistent, albeit negligible, lead over Miami for a good part of the game only to lose in the end. It’s almost as if LeBron James and the rest of the Heat players have exclusive power over the final moments of every matchup.
For example, on Monday, March 18, the Boston Celtics had a consistent lead over the Heat even without star big man Kevin Garnett. Celtics forward Jeff Green had an astounding game, totaling 14 points and four rebounds in just the first quarter and 43 points by game’s end. Yet, ultimately, the Heat still prevailed.
Even though the Celtics appeared to be in control of the lead for most of the game, Miami seemed to own the basketball by the end of the fourth quarter. LeBron James sealed the game with 10 seconds left on the clock when he threw up a beautiful 21-footer.