Boston Celtics defenseman Marcus Smart is a tough one to
lose. His jump shot could be a ride at an amusement park.
He occasionally attempts a go-oop pass from midfield.
Earlier this month he spoke of the apparent brutality of a
playoff game as a real duel full of grazes, bites, blood, and
all. He dyes his hair green. It's all part of a colorful package,
and Smart showed his defense-focused Agent of Chaos in
Game 5 of Thursday night's Eastern Conference Finals
against the Miami Heat. Smart defended Jimmy Butler off
the ball near the top edge as Bam Adebayo charged into the
basket from the Heat. Smart grabbed the ball, released it,
and dived to get it near the foul line before sending it to
Jayson Tatum, quickly erased layups and scored his
first points of the game. Obviously, a game doesn't define
anything, especially in the playoffs. But that game of pure