Marcus Smart took his trademark hustle to another level Monday night.
Late in the third quarter of the Boston Celtics’ game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Nets guard Donald Sloan employed the old strategy of letting the ball roll alongside him, or “walking the dog,” to save time on the shot clock.
As the ball rolled past halfcourt, though, Smart decided he’d had enough of that.
The official at midcourt, somewhat surprised by the development, quickly whistled for a jump ball, and Smart lost the ensuing tip to Sloan. But it was a pretty awesome play nonetheless.
Smart’s highlight reel didn’t shut off there, though, as the 21-year-old made the best finish of the night on a layup to help Boston seal a 103-94 win.
Thumbnail photo via Celtics guard Marcus Smart steals the ball from Nets guard Donald Sloan (screenshot).
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