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CelticsBlog Apr 17, 2019
Preview: Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics Round 1 Game 2

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics Round 1 Game 2

The Celtics look to go up 2-0 as they host the Indiana Pacers for Game 2. The 4th and 5th seeds in the East meet for Game 2 in the opening round series. The Celtics won an 84-74 defensive battle in the first game that was about as ugly as a playoff game could be. The Celtics were down 7 at the half but clamped down on defense in a manner that would make Marcus Smart proud and held the Pacers to 29 points in the second half to pull out the win. Jaylen Brown started in place of the injured Marcus Smart but after Boston’s 4 turnovers in the first 4 minutes of the game, Brad Stevens...
CelticsBlog Apr 17, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 4/17/19

Boston Celtics daily links 4/17/19

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics’ Marcus Smart recalls injury: ‘Felt like somebody stabbed me with a knife’ Celtics take heed after Clippers-Warriors quake shakes NBA Celtics point to Kyrie Irving Globe Celtics, Rockets, and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads Don’t expect an early comeback by Marcus Smart After a difficult year of transition, Gordon Hayward is comfortable again Illness may sideline Al Horford for Game 2 tonight Celtics Green Preview: Pacers (0-1) at Celtics (1-0) Round 1 Game 1 4/17/19 CelticsBlog Best hope for...
CelticsBlog Apr 17, 2019
The road to a Terry Rozier revival

The road to a Terry Rozier revival

Scary Terry back? Not in Game 1, but Brad Stevens wants Kyrie Irving off the ball and that means more chances for T-Ro. Terry Rozier ran off the Auerbach Center floor this week and declared that Scary Terry is back. He said that he’s needed now, and it’s true, but he will likely need a new nickname. We’ve seen glimpses of Scary Terry in 14 starts this year. He posted a +11 net rating along with 5.0 more points, 1.6 more rebounds and 2.5 more assists per game than in his bench role. Those starts all came in the absence of Kyrie Irving. With Marcus Smart out, conventional wisdom...
CelticsBlog Apr 17, 2019
Marcus Smart Addresses Media For First Time Since Injury; Says First Day Without “Grimacing Pain” (video)

Marcus Smart Addresses Media For First Time Since Injury; Says First Day Without “Grimacing Pain” (video)

BRIGHTON, MA — Marcus Smart talks about the struggles and frustrations of being sidelined for the playoffs. He notes how helpful his teammates have been in helping him through this tough time and how he’s been helping out Brad Stevens in practice. COACH MARCUS SMART: Marcus Smart addressed the media for the first time since he tore his left oblique. Too Busy to watch The Garden Report video segments? Then subscribe to the PODCAST version HERE and listen to all your favorite Celtics’ personalities and analysts on-the-go! Get the inside scoop on the Celtics every week on CLNS...
CelticsBlog Apr 16, 2019
UntitledMarcus Smart Addresses Media For First Time Since Injury; Says First Day Without “Grimacing Pain”

UntitledMarcus Smart Addresses Media For First Time Since Injury; Says First Day Without “Grimacing Pain”

Marcus Smart addressed the media for the first time since he tore his left oblique. BRIGHTON, MA — Marcus Smart talks about the struggles and frustrations of being sidelined for the playoffs. He notes how helpful his teammates have been in helping him through this tough time and how he’s been helping out Brad Stevens in practice.
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Marcus Smart admits frustration for not being able to play for Celtics

Marcus Smart admits frustration for not being able to play for Celtics

The Boston Celtics are unfortunately still without veteran guard Marcus Smart, who continues to nurse a lingering injury that has kept him off the court for an extended period of time. With Smart currently battling an oblique injury, the seasoned signal caller is obviously frustrated that he can’t join his Celtics teammates on the court […] The post Marcus Smart admits frustration for not being able to play for Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Apr 16, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 4/16/19

Boston Celtics daily links 4/16/19

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Gordon Hayward returns to playoffs after long pause Celtics shouldn’t dribble down memory lane against improved Eastern Conference Celtics need to keep following Marcus Smart’s grinding example Globe Marcus Smart shares an update on his recovery process Kyrie Irving is glad to get that first playoff game as a Celtic out of the way Pacers say they’ll be ready to get physical for Game 2 Doc Rivers says a stranger returned nearly $2,000 he had dropped on the street CelticsBlog Defense keys an ugly win: 12...
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Celtics coach Brad Stevens plans to play Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier together more

Celtics coach Brad Stevens plans to play Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier together more

As if the Boston Celtics did not have enough internal drama during the regular season, they were dealt a hefty deficit before the playoffs even began, with shooting guard Marcus Smart suffering an abdominal oblique injury that will keep him out for the next three to five weeks. With the Celtics losing their best perimeter […] The post Celtics coach Brad Stevens plans to play Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier together more appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Celtics’ Marcus Smart addresses his health status

Celtics’ Marcus Smart addresses his health status

The Boston Celtics already had their work cut out for them in taking on the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs, but they were dealt a significant blow when it was revealed that guard Marcus Smart had suffered an injury to his left oblique abdominal muscle and would miss the series. Smart […] The post Celtics’ Marcus Smart addresses his health status appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Apr 16, 2019
Marcus Smart “making real progress” in recovery

Marcus Smart “making real progress” in recovery

Boston’s going to need Smart to be able to walk and breathe normally without pain before he returns. Marcus Smart, missing time with a torn oblique muscle, spoke to the media today for the first time since he was officially diagnosed. Marcus Smart says he’s “making great progress” and is now able to walk and do other things that he previously was unable to do pain-free.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2019 This is great news, though it obviously isn’t enough to signal a return to game action any time soon. For a week after the initial injury, Smart couldn’t walk or...
NESN.com Apr 16, 2019

Marcus Smart Injury: Celtics Guard Provides Update On Oblique

While his return isn’t imminent, it appears Marcus Smart is in good spirits. Smart sustained an oblique injury in the... Read More »
NESN.com Apr 15, 2019

Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart Trade Heartfelt Messages After Celtics’ Win

Boston Celtics fans are not the only ones missing Marcus Smart. So is Kyrie Irving. Smart left the C’s penultimate... Read More »
Hoops Habit Apr 15, 2019

Boston Celtics: Losing Marcus Smart is not the worst-case scenario

After losing Marcus Smart for 4-6 weeks due to a partial aversion of the left oblique, questions were raised about the Boston Celtics’ team defense and energy without him. While those questions linger, losing Smart is far from the worst-case scenario. In the aftermath of the Boston Celtics‘ 84-74 Game 1 win over the Indiana […] Boston Celtics: Losing Marcus Smart is not the worst-case scenario - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints Apr 15, 2019
Report: NBA executives project Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon gets 4-year, $60+ million ‘Marcus Smart+’ deal

Report: NBA executives project Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon gets 4-year, $60+ million ‘Marcus Smart+’ deal

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is still progressing through a plantar fascia injury in his left foot that could see him miss another two to four weeks, but regardless of his health, the former Rookie of the Year is bound for an upcoming free-agent deal. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Brogdon could get […] The post Report: NBA executives project Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon gets 4-year, $60+ million ‘Marcus Smart+’ deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 15, 2019
Kyrie Irving dedicates Celtics’ win over Pacers to Marcus Smart

Kyrie Irving dedicates Celtics’ win over Pacers to Marcus Smart

Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics pulled off a throwback gritty performance against the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their first-round matchup, but it surely didn’t come without the C’s struggling to find a comfort zone without one of its key starters in Marcus Smart. Irving, who led the way with 20 points in […] The post Kyrie Irving dedicates Celtics’ win over Pacers to Marcus Smart appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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