What the NBA’s Eastern Conference lacks in good basketball teams, it makes up for in an oddly exciting race for the last two playoff spots. The Celtics are one of five teams separated by just two games between seventh and 11th place. Three of those teams—Miami, Charlotte and Boston—played in games decided by one point last night.
Charlotte beat the lowly 76ers, the Heat blew a double-digit fourth quarter lead to Detroit and right here, Boston beat Toronto on this Marcus Smart game-winner that was wedged right next to the four-leaf clover in his butt.
After an Isaiah Thomas kamikaze airball layup, Smart just happens to be standing in the exact perfect spot, with just enough time left on the clock and absolutely no one around him when the ball floats across his face and he can grab it for an easy layup.
“I guess Easter...[puts on sunglasses]...came early,” Marcus Smart, we think, last night.