Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart scored just a total of five points during Wednesday's contest against the Utah Jazz, but he was one of the most impactful players in the contest with his contributions on other areas.

In fact, Smart finished with 13 assists in the contest, nine of which came in the first quarter to help Boston to jump to a 39-24 lead. According to the Celtics, it is only the second time it happened in team history. Smart tied Rondo for the most assists in a single quarter.

The Celtics never looked back after jumping to that massive lead, winning 125-97 and allowing themselves to stay in contention for the top seed in the East.

Marcus Smart did end up with a team-high four turnovers, but that was the only flaw (albeit minor) in an otherwise solid performance. He completely understands his role, letting Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown do the scoring while he focuses on defense and managing the floor for the rest of the team.

Boston has been on a roll in the second half of the season, and there is no doubt they are primed for more success come playoff time. Beyond Tatum and Brown, though, Smart will just as be crucial for the team as they look to finally make it to the NBA Finals.