Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 3/19/13
BOSTON -- They’ve won close games. They’ve won in blowout fashion. And on Monday night, against their arch-rival, the Miami Heat overcame a career night from Jeff Green to win their 23rd straight game. Five years to the day after the Boston Celtics ended the Houston Rockets’ 22-game winning streak, they came up just short against the Heat, falling 105-103 at home. 24 hours after St. Patrick’s Day, Boston was still all about green on the night. Jeff Green that is. No player scored more against Miami in a single game this season than Green did tonight, who poured in 43 points; the most any Celtic has scored this season. It was a sensational performance from Boston’s X-factor and most versatile offensive player. And yet it wasn’t enough. After all, the Heat have LeBron James. The best player on the planet, who’s in the midst of playing the best basketball of his career. In the same building James showed the world he was ready to win his first NBA Championship -- Game 6 in the Eastern Conference
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