The Miami Heat were able to record their 23rd straight win on Monday night in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the bitter rival Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Although the winning streak stole all the headlines, LeBron James’ dunk over Jason Terry was without a doubt the highlight of the night and the one play everyone willing be talking about for the rest of the week and perhaps the rest of the season.
Before Heat headed into their showdown with Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in an attempt to continue the streak, LeBron was asked about the dunk over Terry and responded with the following via Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com:
“I’ve had a chance to [review] it, and it was one of my better ones,” James said. “The fact that it happened to J.T. made it that much sweeter. Because we all know J.T. and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad it happened to him.”
Apparently, Terry had it coming with LeBron showing no regrets for posterizing the confrontational and outspoken Terry. LeBron clearly enjoyed throwing it down on Terry after all the talk the veteran made back in 2011.
Terry has become known for his trash talking over the past few years and was actually able to back it up while with the Dallas Mavericks winning an NBA title at the expense of the new-look Heat. Terry called out LeBron for being unable to guard him during the NBA Finals in 2011 which has led to the animosity between the two veterans ever since.
Along with Terry never holding anything back and openly criticizing or calling out players like LeBron, the veteran guard was also unimpressed with Miami’s current win streak once the defending NBA champions reached 21 consecutive wins.
With a 24th consecutive win at the expense of LeBron’s former team, the Heat will take one step closer to making NBA history with passing the ’72 Los Angeles Lakers’ streak of 33 wins in a row a real possibility in the weeks to come.