Marcus Smart nailed an and-one circus shot to beat the third quarter buzzer, and iconic Celtics announcer Tommy Heinsohn was ready to go to war for him if a foul wasn’t called. Heinsohn may be a well-known homer, but he had a point here — Smart clearly got fouled before throwing up a prayer of a one-handed floater that banked in anyway.
Smart had been called for a charge in the first half, and Heinsohn was positive this one deserved a different ruling.
“If they had called a foul on Marcus that time, I would have got up and thrown a bottle at that guy,” said Heinsohn, who joined the Celtics broadcast television team in 1981.
That’s Tommy for you. (Obviously, he didn’t mean it, I feel I should write just to make it clear.) Meanwhile, what a shot by Smart.