Marcus Smart said "that was big for us". He did have a game-high six turnovers, giving him 13 in the series so far. And no, this one - no matter how many points it would have counted for - didn't go in either.
Not a bad feather in the cap for Smart and the rest of the Celtics.
"Let it fly", Stevens said. And they played together in a way that completely eluded the discombobulated Cavs, who might not make it back to Boston at this rate. He's known for it, especially playing against us.
"We're going to fight", Rozier said. But Stevens proved prophetic.
James briefly went back to the locker room after suffering what the Cavaliers called a "neck strain" after taking a shot from Tatum, but soon returned to action late in the second quarter, and finished the half with 25 points.
James scored 21 in the first, while Brown answered with 14, as the Celtics played to within 27-23 after one. Cleveland used that not just to hold Toronto's offense down, as it's easier for them to avoid their frequent communication errors when they aren't forced to move on defense and are able to set into their scheme, but also to propel their own offense through quickly turning around because they weren't on the back foot. And they took the lead for good with a long, catch-and-shoot 3 from Smart with 4:34 to go in the period.
On the play against Horford, Smith couldn't deny what he did. Smart drove into the paint, took off sideways to avoid the helping Kevin Love, and dropped in a reverse scoop shot as he fell to the ground.
Boston emerged victorious 107-94 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. On either end of the floor.George Hill and JR Smith have scored THREE points in a combined 53 minutes tonight... And then, there was the playmaking.
And the Celtics picked up right where they left off in the third quarter. For most of Tuesday's fourth quarter, the ball was in Smart's hands, running pick and roll with Greg Monroe and Horford.
Smart immediately confronted Smith before officials and teammates intervened.
As has been the case all postseason with the Celtics, they found an advantage and attacked it.
With the lavish surrounds of Los Angeles and the concrete jungle of NY calling out for him, the lure of Philadelphia could prove greater than them all.
James droved to end the 8-0, but Horford got to an offensive rebound and found Rozier for a 105-91 game with 1:48 to play as James retired for the night.