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WATCH: Marcus Smart Finishes Off Nets With Left Hand Finish as Shot Clock Expires

The Boston Celtics had many memorable plays during a comeback from 17 points down against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, but Marcus Smart's finish with his off hand to make it a 10-point game with 1:09 left served as the dagger

WATCH: Marcus Smart finishes off Nets with lefty finish as shot clock expires originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Erasing a 17-point deficit against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday was a total team effort for the Boston Celtics.

That includes Marcus Smart, who had his fingerprints all over the 114-107 Boston win. Specifically, the fingerprints of his left hand.

With the Celtics comfortably ahead by 8 with just over a minute remaining, Smart erased any chances of a Nets comeback with an absolute dagger of a teardrop off the backboard as time expired ... with his left hand.

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Smart and Jaylen Brown gazed in amazement at what the newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year accomplished with his off-hand, the finishing touches of a victory which gave the Celtics a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series with the Nets.

It wasn't the most effective night from Smart, as he finished with 12 points on 3 of 9 shooting, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range. But when it mattered most, he was able to make a difference in giving Boston a commanding series lead as it shifts to Brooklyn on Saturday for Game 3. Teams that go up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series have gone on to win 92.4 of the time.

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