8 Seed Watch: Celtics Win At Buzzer Again

Marcus Smart
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The Celtics have had a number of wild buzzer beater wins already this season.

Saturday night's may have been the craziest.

Lou Williams appeared to have won the game twice for Toronto in overtime over visiting Boston, once when he hit a go-ahead three with 4 seconds left, and again when he deflected away Isaiah Thomas's game-winning shot attempted with a second to go.  But Marcus Smart was in the right place at the right time and put the deflection in just before the buzzer, giving Boston a huge win to move them back into the 8th spot in the East.

The Celtics also got some help from Detroit, which rallied from 13 down with 3 minutes left to beat Miami.  The Hawks also had some influence Saturday, beating Brooklyn 131-99.  Meanwhile, Charlotte squeaked out the narrowest of home wins over Philadelphia 92-91, which means everything is tighter than it was coming into Saturday.

Sunday's Games:

Miami at Indiana

The Heat have to find a way to recover after Saturday's heartbreaker against a Pacers team that gets Paul George back just in time for the stretch run.  Both Miami and Indiana are on the outside looking in, and this appears to be a must-win for both teams.


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