By Jerry Wein
Marcus Smart ended the Celtics’ 127-102 blowout win over Miami with 24 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds, three steals and a block.
Smart finished one board shy of a triple-double and led Boston to a comfortable series-tying victory, making his presence felt on both ends after he was forced to sit out of Tuesday’s Game 1.
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Smart averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 triples across the final two wins against Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference semis.
He’ll be back in Game 3 on Saturday back in Boston where the Celtics will have a chance to go up 2-1 in the series.