LeBron James scored 37 points, including a clutch 19-foot game-winner with :10 left and Miami beat Boston, 105-103, to extend the Heat’s winning streak to 23 games. It is the 2nd longest streak in NBA history.
The Heat trailed by 16 in the second quarter, and by 13 with over eight minutes left in the game. But LeBron – who earlier threw down a nasty dunk on Jason Terry – took over when it mattered, and nobody could check him. Boston tried Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Paul Pierce, but it probably would have been nice to have Kevin Garnett (groin), too.
Green was tremendous in defeat for Boston, scoring 43 points on just 21 shots.
If you’re wondering what’s on the horizon for Miami, wins 24-27 should be automatic, as the Heat play lottery-bound teams. Chicago could be a challenge (the Nuggets needed overtime to beat the Bulls tonight). The record is 33 games by the 1971-1972 Lakers.
Wednesday @ Cleveland (no Kyrie)
Friday vs. Detroit
Sunday vs. Charlotte
Monday at Orlando
March 27th at Chicago
March 29th at New Orleans
March 31st at San Antonio (national TV game)
April 2nd vs. New York
April 5th at Charlotte
April 6th vs. Philadelphia