Heat beat Boston 105-103 for 23rd win in a row

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11:38 AM March 19th, 2013

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March 19th, 2013 11:38 AM

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) celebrates with fans as he walks off the court after their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2013. James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Celtics. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

It’s the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33 in a row won by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

James scored 37 with 12 assists as the Heat won in Boston in the regular season for the first time in 11 tries despite a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green. The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett, who has the flu and a left thigh strain.

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