Keys to the Game: Celtics 111, Heat 110

Celtics 111, Heat 110
By Marc D'Amico, November 10, 2013

Key Moment

Well this is easy, isn’t it? The key moment of this game arrived during the final moment of this game. Jeff Green nailed a game-winning 3-pointer in the far right corner of the court as time expired to give Boston a 111-110 victory over the Miami Heat.

Green’s 3-pointer capped an incredible comeback by the Celtics in the final 3.6 seconds of the game. Boston had trailed by four points after LeBron James made two free throws at the 3.6-second mark. The C’s, however, responded with a layup from Gerald Wallace before Green capped the comeback on the game’s final play.

This was a miracle moment, and you can read more about it here.

Key Box Score Line

Jeff Green had a pretty good Saturday night in Miami, didn’t he? He drilled a game winner. He led the team in scoring. He sent the Celtics to their third straight victory.

Green came through when his teammates needed him most, but he was fantastic the rest of the night, too. He finished with a team-high 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go along with five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot. Green also led the Celtics in the plus/minus category, as Boston outscored Miami by 11 points during his 36 minutes of action.

Box Score Nuggets

  • Both teams shot at least 51.7 percent from the field.
  • Shane Battier, who scored just three points, was the only Heat starter not to score in double-figures
  • LeBron James led the game in scoring (25 points), rebounding (eight boards) and assisting (10 assists).
  • Miami attempted 22 more free throws than Boston.
  • Jeff Green led the Celtics in scoring with 24 points.
  • The teams combined to commit just 24 turnovers.
  • Boston outrebounded Miami by a count of 39-31.
  • Miami grabbed just four offensive rebounds.
  • Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk each grabbed eight rebounds to lead the C's.
  • Gerald Wallace's seven assists, including the game-winning helper, led Boston.

Quote of the Night

Yeah, but I can say that because I made it.
Jeff Green on if his game-winning shot felt good coming off of his fingers

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