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Marcus Smart "makes winning plays every game in the 4th" - he did it again

I drafted Marcus Smart for my Fantasy Basketball team, and I am reaping the rewards. His offense is slowly catching up with his runaway defense, and he is piling up Fantasy points for my team, just as he continues to make winning plays for the Celtics, particularly in the fourth quarter. Flashback to May of 2017 when so many NBA fans were badmouthing Marcus for what they viewed as ill-advised shots and erratic play. Former-Celtic, Chauncey Billups had a few words of his own back then:


"Winning plays in the 4th?" Well, Smart did it once again last night as the Celtics tweaked out a 103-102 win over the Sacramento Kings. In the final 49 seconds of the contest, Marcus made several critical plays that decided the game in Boston's favor. With the score tied at 99-99, he put up a fadeaway 3-pointer that bounced around and finally fell through.


Next up was a spinning, bully-ball drive right through his defender for a layup. But Marcus wasn't done. His steal at the 28:8 mark of the fourth quarter took enough time off the clock for Boston to come away with the win.




For the game, Smart's stat line was 36M/17P/3R/7A/5S/1B. Oh, and that wasn't all he did. He also dislodged a ball that had became stuck overhead with a mop handle - and he supplied my Fantasy team with 34 Fantasy points WITH NO POINTS SUBTRACTED DUE TO TURNOVERS. Think of that! Seven assists and NO turnovers! Billups was right. Smart's naysayers were wrong. Marcus should retain his hold on his top NBA ranking for assist-to-turnover ratio (more than 24 MPG). That doesn't sound like "erratic play" to me.


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