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NBA: Celtics rally from 26 down, shock Rockets

NBA: Celtics rally from 26 down, shock Rockets

Marcus Smart helped complete a furious comeback for the Boston Celtics on two plays in which he never touched the ball.

Smart drew an offensive foul on James Harden with 7.3 seconds to play Thursday night, getting the ball back in time for Al Horford to sink a hook shot with 3.7 seconds left and cap a comeback from a 26-point deficit that gave the Celtics a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets at Boston.

“It just shows the value of Marcus Smart to our group and what he does for our team,” Horford said. “It all started with him in the second half. It was just a domino effect. That's how special he is. And when he plays at that level we're just a different team.”

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