It's award season here at CelticsLife. On Friday I handed out the Best Individual Performance Award to Isaiah Thomas.
On Thursday, the win at Portland took home the award for Best Win of the Season.
Today yours truly will hand out the award for Best Performance by a Duo.
There were many nominees, including Thomas' "pass" to Marcus Smart at the buzzer in Toronto. Also up for consideration was Smart's assist to Tyler Zeller from the side out, to win as time ran out against Utah in front of the home crowd.
But the winner is...
March 11th: Evan Turner to Marcus Smart vs. Memphis
What's great about this game-changing, momentum-swinging, out-of-bounds lob to Smart was that the Celts rook wasn't even the first option in Boston's 95-92 victory over old-friend Jeff Green and the Grizzlies.
Per Mass King's Jay King:
The play wasn't really originally for me. It was just, kind of, if it's there then look at it. It was for Kelly (Olynyk) to pop up and get the ball
Not only is the play-call interesting but the simple fact that Brad Stevens had the confidence to attempt to run a set for Olynyk, a guy that fell out of favor very quickly in the playoffs, is mind boggling.
The finish by Smart was one of the highlights of the rookie's season. The C's guard finished with just five points in the contest, but showed how ready he is once his number is called.
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