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The Boston Celtics star guard Marcus Smart (11 points and 6 assists) kept things in perspective as the Celtics survive Game 4 with a 116-99 victory over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.

“We take it one game at a time,” Smart said. “We understand that the odds are stacked against us, but we’re a team that believes in us no matter what. We’ve just got to keep going and all that matters is the next game.”

No team in NBA history has ever successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series; 150 have tried, and 150 have failed.