Celtics with last second win over Cavs

Paul Pierce and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak Wednesday night.
Paul Pierce and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak Wednesday night.

With the Celtics sporting, arguably, their weakest starting five since the 2006-07 season, Boston was somehow able to prevail over Cleveland, 93-92, Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Jeff Green (21 points) proved to be the hero for the Green as his swooping, buzzer-beating layup gave the C’s the win and snapped a five-game losing streak.

Brandon Bass also came up huge for the C’s with 22 points. Paul Pierce added 19 and had 10 rebounds.

What they’ll be saying: The Celtics desperately needed a win and for the second time in a month, Green got the job done at the last second. Any win without Kevin Garnett is a good one right now for Boston, which is showing great fatigue late in the regular season. The C’s are now 37-34 on the year and are battling to improve their seeding in the lower tier of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.


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