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Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker praised Marcus Smart for his performance in Game 2 between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.

Smart exploded for 16 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 19 to help the Celtics win the game and earn a 2-0 lead in the series.

For their part, Tatum had a game-high 34 points and Walker added 17 for Boston.

Game 3 is on Thursday.