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Marcus Smart’s historic stat line vs. Hawks was 1st of its kind in NBA history

Marcus Smart

Boston Celtics reserve guard Marcus Smart had an incredible night off the bench despite a disappointing 123-116 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. So incredible in fact, that it was a first of its kind in NBA history.

Smart recorded 18 points, seven assists, six steals, five made three-pointers, and two blocked shots, giving head coach Brad Stevens a goodies galore of an outing in his 33 minutes on the floor.

Excluding the points scored, there had never been a player to record said numbers in a game in NBA history, according to Sean Grande of Spike Sports.

Surprisingly enough, Smart had a plus-minus rating of zero despite shooting 6-of-11 from the floor, 5-of-9 from three, and 1-of-2 from the line. His 18 points were more than the entire bench combined (16 points), and his defensive plays kept the Celtics in the game against a hot-shooting Hawks team.

Smart’s next season will be a team option — if the organization chooses not to resign him, there will be plenty of teams licking their chops, waiting to get a crack at the versatile guard.

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