UNC Basketball: Danny Green’s big night helps 76ers defeat Heat

Former UNC basketball standout and first-year Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Danny Green notched a career-high nine three-pointers against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia 76ers sharpshooter Danny Green scorched the Miami Heat with a 29-point, 10-rebound performance on Tuesday night. His season-best scoring and rebounding night was highlighted by a career-high nine made three-pointers, helping propel his team to a 137-134 overtime victory.

It was a stark difference from his previous game, an ice-cold 0-for-9 shooting night against the Atlanta Hawks just 24 hours prior. In that game, he shot a season-worst 0-for-7 from beyond the arc, and totaled just two points — tied for his lowest scoring output of the young season. But as shooters do, Green just kept on shooting when he and his team took the court against Miami on Tuesday night. And his confidence appeared to be at an all-time high.

Green connected on 10-of-25 shots for the game, and 9-of-21 from three-point range. He absolutely scorched the nets for the better part of the game, knocking down all nine of his shots from long range within his first 16 attempts. And although he cooled off in the late stages of the game — he missed his final six shots from long-range — he and Joel Embiid (45 points, 16 rebounds) did just enough to fend off Erik Spoelstra’s Heat.

Green added six assists, two rebounds and two steals — though he did commit a season-high six turnovers — helping the 76ers end their three-game losing streak, and improve their record to 8-4 on the season. Green and company will be back in action against the Heat on Thursday night looking to take back first-place in the Atlantic Division.

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