BOSTON — One of the greatest strengths Marcus Smart brings to the Boston Celtics is his energy.
That was evident in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
The C’s guard got into a little scuffle with Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson late in the third quarter, with both players picking up a personal foul. Smart then capped a 13-4 run to end the frame with a powerful putback dunk as the Celtics trimmed Cleveland’s lead to 17 to start the fourth quarter.
It was one of the few exciting highlights for the Celtics in Game 1.
Smart fouled out early in the fourth quarter. He finished with six points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.
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