By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics didn't win the Joe Johnson sweepstakes, but they had little trouble closing out against the team that did on Saturday.
On the day the Miami Heat added the services of the seven-time All-Star swingman and proven closer, Celtics second-year guard Marcus Smart scored eight points in the final 9:25 to help Boston seal a 101-89 victory over Miami at TD Garden.
"He played with unbelievable energy," Celtics forward Jae Crowder said of Smart. "He was crashing the glass, making the hustle plays, made a heck of a three ... when we needed it. He just made plays and that's how coach (Brad Stevens) rolled him throughout the whole fourth (quarter)."