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Marcus Smart Scores Career High in Eastern Conference Finals

The former Cowboy shot lights-out in Game 3.

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Well, so much for that sweep. With the loss of Isaiah Thomas to a hip injury for the rest of the playoffs, the Celtics appeared to be all but done. The loss of a superstar seemed to spell the end of Boston’s postseason run.

Marcus Smart wasn’t ready for that to happen.

The former Cowboy took over Game 3, scoring a career-high 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. His team-high 27 points were accompanied by five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, a block and only one foul in 41 minutes of play.

The Celtics needed Smart to go off, and they also needed a bit of luck to put the Cleveland Cavaliers away and earn their first victory in the Eastern Conference Finals.

As you would expect, Twitter was on fire following Smart’s career night.

Now we know that there will at least be a Game 5 in Boston before the season is over. Game 4 in Cleveland will be Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. CST on TNT.