One day after the city of Boston was decked out in green for St. Patrick’s Day, the Miami Heat were seeing green inside the TD Garden — Jeff Green, that is.
The Celtics forward scored 43 points and led his team to a massive second-quarter lead, but LeBron James put the Heat on his back, as he’s done on such a consistent basis lately, and led his team to a 105-103 comeback victory — the 23rd in a row for the Heat.
James scored 37 points and added 12 assists in 42 minutes of action. He scored the game-winning points on a jump shot with 10 seconds on the clock. Just another day at the office.
The turning point in the game may have come with the Heat down 13 points in the second quarter, when James delivered a monstrous, posterizing alley-oop dunk over Jason Terry. LeBron was issued a technical foul for taunting after the dunk, but it seemed to wake the Heat up. The squad then slowly chipped away at the Celtics’ lead, finally taking the lead with just under two minutes remaining.
Five years ago yesterday, the Celtics ended the Houston Rockets’ 22-game winning streak. Today, the Heat leave Boston with their win streak sitting at 23 games — the second-longest streak in league history – and the longest in 40 years.