Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Ugh. The Celtics, without Kevin Garnett (and Rondo, and Sullinger, and Barbosa..) had the Heat right where they wanted them. They were up 17 in the first half, and 13 with 8:27 to go in the 4th. But they couldn't close the door. Lebron James was too good, scoring 37 points to go with 12 assists and 7 boards for Miami. The Celtics were led by Jeff Green's career high 43 points; as well as 17/8/8 from Paul Pierce. But it wasn't enough. Miami won their 23rd straight game; 105-103, and now have the 2nd longest winning streak in NBA history. Feel free to read ahead, but please - put away all sharp objects. Green started for KG and dominated the first 16 minutes of the game, much like the oversized "12" year old that dominates the Little League World Series every year. You know the one that's a foot taller than the rest of the kids, and has a mustache. That was Green. After the Heat went up 19-14, Green spearheaded a 27-5 run by the C's with a plethora of acrobatic finishes at the rim, a...
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