Celtics’ 16-game win streak ends in loss to Heat

1:35 AM ET

MIAMI — Given that the Boston Celtics had trailed in the fourth quarter in eight of their 16 straight wins, it was clear it would take an extreme effort to snap their streak.

Or maybe just a lucky bounce off the top of the backboard.

The Celtics trailed for most of Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Heat but were within a point late in the fourth quarter. That’s when Miami’s Dion Waiters took a 3-point shot that bounced off the rim, off the top of the backboard and back down through the hoop with 3:14 left.

It extended Miami’s lead to four and stalled the Celtics’ run for good, and the Heat eventually handed Boston its first loss in 35 days, 104-98.

“It’s tough, but I’m proud of this group,” Celtics forward Al Horford said. “We put ourselves in position to win a

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21521809/boston-celtics-16-game-win-streak-ends-loss-miami-heat

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