Lebron James Leads Miami Heat to 23rd Victory
Miami Heat was trailing by 17 points to Boston Celtics but the team managed to climb back and win the game, its 23rd in a row. Now Miami Heat has achieved the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.
The credit once again has to go to LeBron James; with just 10.5 seconds left he scored from 21 feet to secure a 105 – 103 victory. However, the Heat still have a fair way to go before they equal the Lakers 33 consecutive wins from the 1971-72 season.
James led the team with 37 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds. After the game, Coach Erik Spoelstra said that the official plan for the final play was for James to “save us”.
However, Celtics forward Jeff Green caused problems for the heat and scored 43 points, more than any other player against Miami this season.
A block by Chris Bosh on Green results in a fast break for the Heat which ended with Mario Chalmers scoring a three-pointer with 2:40 left. This gave the Heat a 101-100 lead but the Celtics responded with a three pointer from Avery Bradley.
Luckily for the Heat James was able to keep a clear head and scored just enough for the team to continue its winning streak.