Celtics stun heat on Jeff Greene’s buzzer-beater

(The Sports Xchange) —-Forward Jeff Green hit a buzzer-beating, fall-away three-pointer over LeBron James as the Boston Celtics stunned the Miami Heat 111-110 on Saturday.

Boston won their third game in a row after starting the season 0-4. Green, who scored 43 points in a loss to Miami last season, led the Celtics with 24 points.

James played through a sore back and finished two rebounds short of a triple-double, with 25 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.

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Raptors 115, Jazz 91

Forward Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-best 23 points as the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the winless Utah Jazz 115-91.

The Jazz have lost seven games in a row to open the season, the team’s worst start since dropping the first 11 games of their inaugural season in 1974-75 in New Orleans.

The Raptors (3-4) also ended a seven-game home losing streak to the Jazz (0-7) with the victory.

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Pacers 96, Nets 91

Small forward Paul George scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half as the Indiana Pacers survived to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 96-91.

The Pacers (7-0) remain unbeaten with the win and are off to their best start in franchise history.

The Nets (2-4) continue to struggle to click into gear and meet expectations as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Guards Joe Johnson and Deron Williams led the Nets with 17 points in the loss.

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Hawks 104, Magic 94

The Atlanta Hawks won their 11th straight game over the Orlando Magic, 104-94, behind a balanced attack that featured six players in double figures.

Forward Paul Milsap, one of eight new faces on the Hawks, led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Hawks overhauled their roster in the offseason and brought in longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to help the franchise move up the ranks in the Eastern Conference. They are off to a 3-3 start.

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Grizzlies 108, Warriors 90

The Memphis Grizzlies returned to their dominating post play and beat the Golden State Warriors 108-90.

Power forward Zach Randolph led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds as all five Grizzlies starters and former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Mike Miller scored in double-figures.

Point guard Mike Conley scored 20 with six assists, center Marc Gasol scored 18, Miller had 15, shooting guard Tony Allen had 12, and small forward Tayshaun Prince 10.

The Warriors (4-3) have not defeated the Grizzlies (3-3) in three years.

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Clippers 107, Rockets 94

After closing the third quarter with a tip-in at the buzzer and opening the fourth with a three-point play, Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford drilled a pair of three-pointers down the stretch of a 107-94 win over the Houston Rockets.

Crawford finished with 16 points off the bench to lift the Clippers (4-3) and complement strong efforts from power forward Blake Griffin (22 points) and point guard Chris Paul (14 points and 13 assists).

Forward Chandler Parsons led the Rockets (4-3) with 23 points and eight rebounds while center Dwight Howard added 21 points and eight boards.

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Cavaliers 127, 76ers 125 (double overtime)

The third time was a charm for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who failed to make winning shots at the end of regulation and first overtime but would not be denied with 0.6 seconds left in the second overtime.

Irving’s driving layup handed the Cavs a heart-stopping 127-125 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The All Star led all scorers with a season-high 39 points and added five rebounds and a season-high 12 assists.

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