Green knocked down an off-balance, three-point shot over the outstretched hands of LeBron James as time expired to lift the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 win over the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night. With just 0.06 seconds remaining on the clock, Gerald Wallace, standing near the Heat bench, threw a long inbounds pass to Green as he ran for the corner of the court opposite the Miami reserves. Fading away from the hoop and with James in pursuit, Green got off his shot just before time expired.
"It was drawn up for a 2," Green said of the final play. "But I told Gerald I wanted to go for the 3 to win it."
He went for it. Boston it won it. After officials reviewed the basket, Boston had its third straight win after opening the season with four losses.