Stevens says it's not a coincidence Celtics have made playoffs every year since Smart arrived

Pretty high praise from Brad Stevens for Marcus Smart. Smart is the type of player winning teams need and are essential to winning a championship. His 3 point explosion yesterday was just icing on the cake.

In other less positive news, Marcus was fined by the league $5000 for his flop in yesterday's Game 2. Obviously the NBA doesn’t appreciate a true thespian. After Smart's heroics to save the day for Boston, I'm willing to contribute to any gofundme that's started to cover the $5k.

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