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The Miami Heat tonight fell to the Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Arena, 111 to 110. What was a once a heated rivalry has now turned into Boston playing with nothing to lose against the back-to-back world champs. The C’s came out to play taking them to a one possession game at the end. Boston ran early and often, outscoring the Heat 15 to 5 in fast-break points.

Great shooting was the storyline through the first two quarters, 60% field goal percentage for Boston, giving us a one point lead. Jordan Crawford picked up where he left off at the LBJ Skills Academy versus LeBron by shooting 4-4 and drilling a deep three right in #6’s eye. LeBron was doing ‘LeBron things’ in the first half, dropping 13 points.

Both teams swapped buckets throughout the third and fourth quarters, until it was a two point Heat lead with 19.1 left on the clock. Kelly Olynyk couldn’t bank it home for the tie, but thankfully missed free throws and a bonehead violation by Wade gave the C’s one last shot with 6/10’s of a second on the clock. Jeff Green made an amazing, clutch corner three for the win. Boston’s leading scorers was Iron Man Jeff Green with 24, and Avery Bradley pulled a Paul Pierce down the stretch taking and making huge buckets ultimately finishing with 17. LeBron lead the Heat with 25 points, and Chris Bosh contributed nicely with 20 points 7 rebounds.

Boston look to extend their winning streak Monday night as they return to the parquet to battle the Magic on Veterans Day at 7:30 PM.


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Matty Mackay 11/09/2013 10:10:00 PM Edit
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