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Jeff Green hands Celtics improbable win over Heat
Posted By WEEI On November 9, 2013 @ 10:15 pm In General | 28 Comments
Exceeding expectations are one thing, but this was ridiculous.
Down by two points with :00.6 left, Jeff Green  gathered in an inbound pass from Gerald Wallace  and proceeded to sink a three-pointer from the corner as the buzzer sounded. The result was a 111-110 victory for the Celtics  over the world champion Heat in Miami
“Gerald made a great pass. Kelly [Olynyk] made a great screen. It went in,” Green told Comcast immediately after the win.
It looked as all things were lost in the final few moments.
Avery Bradley  cut the Heat lead to two with :38.4 left after knocking down a jumper. Then, after a Chris Bosh miss, the C’s got their opportunity to tie or go ahead, regaining possession with 19 seconds remaining. But Kelly Olynyk’s jumper with seven seconds to go went in and out.
Wallace converted a lay-up with just more than a second left, allowing the Celtics’ to foul Dwyane Wade . The Heat guard went on to miss both free throws, committing a violation on the second shot (not hitting the rim), setting the scene for the C’s dramatics.
It was the Celtics’ third win in a row.
Green finished with 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting from the floor, while Bradley chipped in with 17.
LeBron James  scored 20 or more points for the 32nd straight game against the Celtics, finishing with 25. As a team, the Heat shot 57 percent from the floor.
The 35 second-quarter points by the C’s were the most scored by Brad Stevens ‘ team in a quarter this season. It also marked the fifth straight time both teams have put up at least 100 points when facing off in Miami.
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