Tip-Off for 3/19/13 (featuring Bruno Mars): Miami Heat rally from 17-point deficit to defeat Boston Celtics 105-103 for 23rd consecutive victory
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The Heat spent the night playing catch up before overcoming the undermanned Celtics.
Jeff Green and the Boston Celtics gave the Miami Heat all they could handle, but in the end LeBron James sank the game-winning jumper to give the Heat a 105-103 victory. The Miami Heat now have sole possession of the second-longest winning streak in NBA history at 23 games. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 43 points, the C’s were without Kevin Garnett who was dealing with the flu.
76ers 101 – Trail Blazers 100 – Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 27 points and Spencer Hawes pulled down 13 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game high 32 points and 14 rebounds.
Bobcats 119 – Wizards 114 – The Wizards won the battle on the boards (41-31), but 17 turnovers were too much to overcome. Gerald Henderson led Charlotte with 27 points. John Wall paced the Wizards with 25 points.
Pacers 111 – Cavaliers 90 – The Cavs shot 38 percent from the floor, they have not defeated the Pacers this season. Gerald Green led Indiana with 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough grabbed 11 rebounds. C.J. Miles scored a game-high 21 points for Cleveland.
Mavericks 127 – Hawks 113 – The Mavericks came one point short of scoring 30 or more points in each quarter. Darren Collison led the Mavs with 24 points. Jeff Teague finished with 19 points and 7 assists for Atlanta.
Nets 119 – Pistons 82 – The Nets led by 13 points at the end of the first quarter and never took their foot of the gas. Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 31 points and 5 dimes. Will Bynum led Detroit with 18 points.
Heat 105 – Celtics 103 – LeBron James led Miami with 37 points and a game-high 12 assists. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 43 points.
Nuggets 119 – Bulls 118 (ot) – A potential game-winning tip in by Joakim Noah was waved off as the Nuggets won a thriller in Chicago. Wilson Chandler came off the bench to score 35 points for Denver. Nate Robinson led the Bulls with 34 points and 7 assists.
Grizzlies 92 – T-Wolves 77 – Memphis outscored Minnesota in the middle quarters 52-33 to break the game open. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points and 6 assists. Alexy Shved led the T-Wolves with 12 points in a reserve role.
Warriors 93 – Hornets 72 – The Hornets offensive woes in the second and fourth quarters proved to be their undoing. Steph Curry scored 30 points and David Lee grabbed 11 rebounds for Golden State. Ryan Anderson led New Orleans with 21 points.
Suns 99 – Lakers 76 – The Lakers could only manage 10 points in the fourth quarter. Wesley Johnson led the Suns with 14 points and 9 boards. Steve Nash led the Lakers with 19 points and 4 assists.
Knicks 90 – Jazz 83 – J.R. Smith led New York with 20 points and Kenyon Martin grabbed 9 rebounds. Gordon Hayward led Utah with 17 points.
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