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One perfect play exemplified Celtics team play for 140-129 win over Hornets

 Jaylen Brown's running dunk earned the JetBlue Play-of-the-Game, and a hell of a lot of excitement, but it was Marcus Smart's tap-out of the defensive board to Jayson Tatum - followed by the textbook fast break - that got my attention.


This is the type of play that Marcus makes on a regular basis. Winning plays that often get lost in the uproar. The Celtics led by only three points (132-129) at the time (1:22 of OT), and the defensive rebound, downcourt sprint and dunk virtually sealed the victory.

Smart keyed the fast break, and Tatum took the reins to quickly move the ball down court and get a perfect pass to Brown for the slam - excellent team effort. Most Celtics fans would love to see more of these "easy" baskets going forward. 

 

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