The Boston Celtics took some serious revenge against the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final, they smoked positively, beating the number one seed 127-102.
It was a powerful demonstration by the Celtics that made it even more impressive when it was done in Miami.
If the Celtics could play that way for three more games, they would advance to the NBA Finals.
The Celtics are 4-0 if Marcus Smart scores 20+ points in this playoff.
They are 6-0 when he takes 12+ shots. pic.twitter.com/Qmu52Pkjiy
– StatMuse (atstatmuse) May 20, 2022
The whole team played well but a big reason for Thursday’s victory was Marcus Smart.
Smart, who came out of Game 1, returned in a big way, scoring 26 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists.
This means that the Celtics are now 4-0 when Smart scores more than 20 points in the playoffs.
They are 6-0 when he takes more than 12 shots.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the smart hall is a key to success for the Celtics.
Smart has long been known as one of Celtic’s mature players.
For his career, he averaged 10.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
But he’s not just a scorer – he’s an incredible defensive player.
There is a reason to win this year’s Defensive Player of the Year award, he is really valuable in protecting his team.
Thursday night is a prime example of how smart Smart is for his squad.
He was all over the floor and pointing to the speed and flow of the team.
For a while, it seemed like all the drama was going through Smart – and it was working very well for the Celtics.
The team is full of a few superstars but no one will sleep smart.