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Dare we say playoffs? Celtics beat the Hornets 106-98

The Celtics came out firing on all cylinders to begin the game. Marcus Smart in particular was feeling it early knocking down two quick threes to help him score 10 points in the first quarter alone. Like Smart, the C's were making their three point shots at a healthy clip early in the game. However, the deep ball betrayed the Celts in the second period(5-13 in the first half). Old...
Via Celtics Life
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Smart/Bradley/Thomas backcourt will work

Since the Celtics have acquired Isaiah Thomas there has been a lot of chatter about how he fits. The main concern among fans is that Thomas, who has been known to be a bit of ball-dominant player, will take away valuable minutes that rookie Marcus Smart could be getting to develop his game. There’s also the concern about how well the 3 guard rotation of Smart/Bradley/Thomas...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart is confident he can play with Isaiah Thomas

When news first broke yesterday that the Celtics had pulled off a trade for guard Isaiah Thomas, many wondered what the move would do to the confidence of rookie Marcus Smart.But if Smart is concerned about playing with his new teammate he sure isn't showing it, as he told the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach[Thomas] is a great player. His determination, his mentality, his will are...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where All Stars rave about Marcus Smart

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “He’s going to be good,” said Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who shot 4 for 21 against the Celtics Jan. 30, mostly against Smart’s defense. “Good hands. Good feet. Starting to shoot the ball a...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart Defying Odds, Statistics For Surprisingly Scrappy Celtics

BOSTON — Amid the growing schism in today’s NBA between old-school and new-school, with all the vitriol spat back and forth between the likes of Charles Barkley and Daryl Morey, Marcus Smart has been able to span the divide. Both blood-and-guts traditionalists and MIT-bred analytics adherents alike have praised the Boston Celtics’ rookie point guard...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video evidence that Marcus Smart really can drive to the basket (and he's getting better)

In Marcus Smart's last three games, he's looked more and more like the Celtics' starting point guard of the future right now.  Last Wednesday in a win over the Nuggets he put up four points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.  On Friday Smart posted another Rondo-esque stat line of three points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Boston's victory over the 76ers.In the tight loss in...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Three is a streak

The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 Friday night and have now won three games in a row. After trading away nearly half of their roster in January, the Celtics were figured to be in contention for the number one overall pick in the NBA’s draft lottery. However, the surprising Celtics have now won six of their last ten games, including two wins over the Denver Nuggets...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart's takeover is about to begin

Marcus Smart will start at PG with Bradley at SG, Turner at SF along w Bass and Sullinger #celtics.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) February 3, 2015Earlier today, Coach Brad Stevens spoke to reporters about a possible change to the starting lineup but wouldn't give out any details. Stevens via Jay King of we do move somebody, it may just be because of fit, I think...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Smart to miss Sunday’s game vs GSW

ESPN’s Chris Forsberg reports that rookie guard Marcus Smart will miss Sunday’s game in Oakland vs the Warriors: Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart will miss Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors due to a death in his family, the team announced Saturday night. Smart is expected to rejoin the team in Salt Lake City, where the Celtics visit the Utah Jazz on Monday...
Via Red's Army
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics rookie fulfills childhood promise, buys mom a house

The Boston Celtics’ weekend trip to Texas had a bit of extra significance for rookie Marcus Smart. Smart, who grew up in the Dallas area, will be joined by scores of friends and family when his Celtics take on the Mavericks on Monday night. But first, he had some business to attend to. The point guard said that as a child, he had promised his mother he one day would buy her...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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