The Heat now have 23 wins in a row, but was it overshadowed by Jason Terry's funeral?
This was another case of a guy (Terry) trying to defend a dunk that he had literally zero chance of stopping.
Terry is listed as 6'2", 180 lbs. LeBron is listed as 6'8", 250. LeBron can also jump out of the building, while Terry isn't really known for his vertical leap.
There's no chance that Jason Terry could have ever blocked that dunk. Zero. Yet he showed some heart in trying.
Congrats to Terry, I guess, since "RIP Jason Terry" was immediately trending on Twitter after the dunk.
Here's the dunk, in case you missed it:
In a "bigger picture" sense, this was a huge win for the Heat. They moved into sole possession of the 2nd longest winning streak in NBA history, and beat a very tough opponent on the road.
The Celtics were missing Kevin Garnett, but still gave the Heat everything they could possible handle, and it went right down to the last few seconds.
Celtics forward Jeff Green had the game of his life, scoring 43 points on 14 for 21 shooting, including 5 of 7 from three point range.
On the other side of the floor, LeBron showed why he's the MVP, filling the stat sheet with a line of 37 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
The Heat now have to go to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers, LeBron's old team. It would be huge for that city if their lowly Cavaliers can somehow beat the Heat and snap their streak, but I just don't see it happening.
Congrats to LeBron and the Heat, who are one step closer to making history.