Watch Marcus Smart’s Crucial Block As Celtics Earn Game 7 Win Vs. Raptors

The play propelled Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals

by Lauren Campbell Willand

September 11, 2020

Marcus Smart very well may have made the most important play of his Boston Celtics tenure.

And it’s no surprise it came on the defensive end.

The Celtics guard blocked Toronto’s Norman Powell with under a minute left in the fourth quarter of Game 7 against the Raptors.

But what made it all the more crucial was the fact it came with Boston leading 89-87 in the final minute. Had Powell finished the basket in transition, who knows if the Celtics would have come away with the 92-87 win.

Check it out:

Plays like that are why Smart was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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