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Marcus Smart flirted with a triple-double in Game 5, scoring 12 points (3-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) while handing out a team-high eight assists, along with eight rebounds, four steals, and one turnover across 40 minutes in a 121-108 win over the Heat.
Smart scored 44.6 points in Fanduel and 42.5 points in Draftkings, which was good for a top-3 performance on Friday night. Smart continues to be an x-factor for the Celtics, impacting both sides of the ball and helping the Celtics extend the series to six games.
Marcus Smart played facilitator on Wednesday night, handing out a game-high 11 assists while scoring 10 points (3-12 FG, 1-8 3PT, 3-4 FT) and chipping in two rebounds, with one block and four turnovers across 36 minutes in a 112-109 loss to Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Smart set a new playoff career-high with 11 assists on Wednesday night but couldn't buy a bucket, missing 9-of-12 shots overall and only hitting 1-of-8 attempts from distance. The Celtics will need more consistency from Smart in the shooting department if they're going to have a shot at avoiding elimination in Game 5 on Friday.
Marcus Smart provided 20 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 10-10 FT) six assists, four rebounds and two turnovers across 36 minutes in Saturday's 117-106 Game 3 win over the Heat.
Smart has now scored at least 20 points in two of three contests in the Eastern Conference Finals. He is shooting an impressive 93 percent (14-for-15) from the charity stripe. Smart is averaging 20.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 triples during the series. The 26-year-old will look keep up his strong play in Wednesday's Game 4 contest against the Heat.
Marcus Smart played 43 minutes and produced 21 points (6-15 FG, 2-10 3PT, 2-3 FT) and added six assists, two rebounds, three steals, and one block in a 92-87 win against Toronto in Game 7 to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Smart delivered in the clutch, swatting Norman Powell on a breakaway layup that could have given the Raptors the lead with less than a minute to play. Smart didn't shoot the ball well from three, missing 8-of-10 attempts from deep but continues to be an x-factor for the Celtics. Smart was a reliable play in DFS during his second-round series and closed out Game 7 with a top-10 performance on Friday's slate.
Marcus Smart notched 23 points (7-15 FG, 6-11 3PT, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and two turnovers in Wednesday's double overtime loss to the Raptors.
This was Smart's second career triple-double, and he looked fairly efficient from the field, burying a team-high six three's. It still wasn't sufficient to knock out the resilient Raptors. Boston will need Smart's gritty defense, high energy, and hot shooting in what should be a dramatic Game 7 on Friday.