Heat escape with 23rd straight win, beat Celtics 105-103

Chris Bosh and the Heat won their 23rd straight game despite a highly memorable effort by the KG-less Celtics. (Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty images)
Chris Bosh and the Heat won their 23rd straight game despite a highly memorable effort by the KG-less Celtics. (Jim Rogash/Getty images)

It looked as if the Miami Heat’s 22-game winning streak was going to end in Boston.

LeBron James had other ideas.

James hit the go-ahead shot with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat the Celtics, 105-103, climbing back from double-digit deficits on multiple occasions.

The Celtics, who were without Kevin Garnett (flu-like symptoms, strained adductor), were led by Jeff Green, who started in his place. Green poured in a career-high 43 points for the C’s, while doing his best to guard James for most of the game.

Green did it from all over the court, finishing 14-for-21, including 5-of-7 from 3-point land and 10-of-13 from the free throw line, but it ultimately wasn’t enough, as James’ 37 points and 12 assists proved that much more valuable in the end.

What they’ll be saying: What won’t they be saying?! This game had it all. The Celtics had this game in the palm of their rather large hands. Boston gave up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Miami to go on one of their token runs down the stretch. The Celtics fought from start to finish without their defensive leader Kevin Garnett, and despite the loss, the C’s should hold their heads high (even though they aren’t big on moral victories). Jeff Green should especially hold his head high after playing the best game of his career Monday night. Green got his points the way he needed to: by being aggressive. Perhaps the biggest knock on Green early on in the season was that he didn’t create enough shots for himself and stood around too much. That wasn’t the case against the Heat, and Boston will need that same mindset out of him going forward if they want to go deep into the postseason.

Nonetheless, the Heat earn win No. 23 moving them into sole possession of the second-longest streak in NBA history.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Local

Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

NBA

Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.