CLEVELAND -- Jeff Green's layup at the buzzer prevented the Boston Celtics from enduring a sixth straight loss, with the basket accounting for the deciding points in a 93-92 comeback win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
Green finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, while Brandon Bass scored a season-high 22 points to help Boston rally from a 14-point deficit with eight minutes remaining and earn a much-needed victory.
Paul Pierce nearly notched a triple-double in the triumph, accumulating 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Wayne Ellington netted 16 points for Cleveland, which was outscored by a 21-6 margin over the final eight minutes and shot just 36.8 percent in the fourth quarter.
C.J. Miles and Marreese Speights each had 13 points off the bench in the loss, the Cavaliers' sixth in a row and eighth in nine games.
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