Jeff Green Scores 26 First-Half Points vs Heat and Finishes With 43 (VIDEO)

by March 19, 2013

Despite a game-high 43 points from Jeff Green, the Boston Celtics could not hang on, and lost to the visiting Miami Heat 105-103. (Chin up, Beantown. The Heat do this to everyone.) Per WEEI: “Jeff Green scored a career-high 43 points, including 26 in the first half, but it was not enough as LeBron James countered with 37 points, including the game-winning basket with 10.5 seconds remaining, as the Heat extended their winning streak to 23 games with a 105-103 win over the heartbroken Celtics on Monday night at TD Garden. […] On his 43 points: ‘I didn’t pay attention to that. I was just in a zone. The ball just kept going in.’ […] On fans chanting his name: ‘Yeah, I heard it. It’s a good feeling, but you’ve just got to stay in the game, stay focused. Think about the next play.’ […] On if Kevin Garnett being out changed his mindset: ‘No. Even if he’s in, I still have got to continue to be aggressive. ‘You know, you can’t rely on a jump shot. I know I missed a couple at the beginning of the game. That’s when I’ve got to try to get to the free throw line, try to get a rhythm, and I did. It was the best team in the league and we took them to their breaking point. We’ve just got to, when Kevin comes back, continue to play like we did today. With the addition of him, I think we will be more lethal. So as long as we continue to attack, get stops, we’ll be in pretty good shape.'”