Celtics shock Heat at the buzzer

11/10/13 in NBA   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Celtics shock Heat at the buzzerIn the long-run, it's expected that the Miami Heat would contend for a 3rd straight championship, and that the Boston Celtics will struggle. However, even in a league as stratified as the NBA, anything can happen in one night. In Miami last night, the Celtics held tough against the Heat, but still trailed by 4 with 3.6 seconds left. That deficit was still two points with .6 left when Dwyane Wade went to the line. However, he missed both free throws, the last an air-ball that he tried to miss on purpose. That allowed Boston to call timeout and set up this...

 

Just like that, the Celtics had an improbable 111-110 win. The Heat will probably be fine in the long-run, but for now note they have started 4-3 with losses against two teams (Boston and Philly) expected to be terrible.

While we're talking about buzzer beaters or near buzzer beaters in the NBA on Saturday, here's Kyrie Irving hitting a lay-up with .6 seconds left to beat the Sixers in double overtime. That was the capstone of a huge night for Irving, scoring 39 points with 5 rebounds and 12 assists.

 
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