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Celtics pull it out in nail-biting game 5 to defeat Sixers

With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by one, Marcus Smart missed and (unintentionally) made a pair of free throws - giving the Sixers a chance at a game-winning shot. Except that Smart would intercept the inbounding pass to seal the win.


Kahron Spearman


The young guns of the Boston Celtics showed poise and maturity that belied their age.

 

Rookie Jayson Tatum tallied 25 points, Jaylen Brown added 24 and Terry Rozier scored 17 sinking a pair of free throws to make it a four-point game with 9.8 seconds left after a Joel Embiid turnover to lead Boston to a series-ending Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. 

 

Al Horford also added 15 points and eight rebounds for Boston.

That's a Marcus Smart sequence. That just describes him so well. If it came down to one guy coming up with it, everybody's got their money on Smart.

Jayson Tatum
Forward, Boston Celtics

With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by one, Marcus Smart missed and (unintentionally) made a pair of free throws giving the Sixers a chance at a game-winning shot. 

 

Except that Smart would intercept the inbounding pass to seal the win.

 

"He's made for this," Stevens said, per ESPN. "He's made for these moments. We can go through the stat line all you want, but when your season's on the line and you need to do really hard things, he can do really hard things."

 

Boston will meet Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive year, starting on Sunday in Boston.

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