NBA Scores – Celtics Blow A 17 Point Lead with no KG come up short


NBA Scores LeBron James had another big night with 37 points, and also hit the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left as visiting heat came back from 17 points down to keep the winning streak going at 23 games, now alone as the second-longest in NBA history.

NBA ScoresThe Heat won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play. Miami got 21 points from Mario Chalmers and another 16 points from Dwyane Wade. LeBron James contributed 12 assists, while Dwyane Wade cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

The Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett sat out Monday with streaking Miami Heat in town due to illness, according to coach Doc Rivers.

“[Garnett is] sick, really. It’s not the injury,” Rivers said. “He just has a terrible flu or whatever and, with the injury, we just felt the combination — it was too much to play.”

Dave Mattis writes “I knew when the Celtics were up by 13 that the refs would start to favor the Heat and that happened. ” ” I wouldn’t mind seeing Boston let Milwaukee move to the 7th and Boston to the 8th seed. Would love to see them play each other in the 1st round. We’d get at least 6 great games like this and last years playoffs.”

The Celtics hurt themselves with 21 turnovers and a 15-for-24 (62.5 percent) showing at the line. … Green had 26 points in the first half. His 3-pointer early in the second gave Boston a 38-21 advantage, which makes for the largest deficit the Heat have faced during their run. … Miami is now 10 wins shy of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history. It snapped a tie with the 2007-08 Houston Rockets, whose 22-gamer was ended by the Celtics exactly five years ago to the day.

Next game, Miami takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face New Orleans. Check the site for more NBA Scores.
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