September 12, 2020, 12:06 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart made a huge impact in the Celtics' 92-87 Game 7 win over the Raptors on Friday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting with two rebounds, six assists, two 3s, three steals and one block.
Smart's one block on the night came at a crucial juncture. It was against Norman Powell, who was going for an important layup on the open court down the stretch that could have changed the entire complexion of the game. Thankfully, for the Celtics fans, Smart was able to chase him down. While the Celtics are missing Gordon Hayward and his dynamic skill set, Smart's tenacious defense has proven invaluable for the team throughout this epic seven-game series.