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CelticsBlog Jan 23, 2020
Must Cs: Kemba Walker loves Marcus Smart’s fancy passing

Must Cs: Kemba Walker loves Marcus Smart’s fancy passing

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ As well as the level of support he has on his worst nights, shooting 2-for-9 in a game the C’s led by as many as 38 points. It’s hard to believe the Celtics trailed the Grizzlies after 18 minutes. Dillon Brooks’ three boosted Memphis to a 42-35 advantage and forced the Celtics to tighten up, cut off passing lanes and prevent their opponent from reaching the interior. A recent film session revealed the defensive intensity on the wings Boston needs to power wins like the Lakers and Grizzlies ones. Turnovers and transition, along with assisting their bigs...
CelticsBlog Jan 22, 2020
Boston destroy Memphis, 119-95

Boston destroy Memphis, 119-95

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Solid team performance sees Celtics lodge consecutive blow-out wins before they depart on a three-game road trip. In his first ever NBA game in Boston, explosive Rookie of the Year front runner Ja Morant visited TD Garden at the helm of his 8th placed Western Conference team, the Memphis Grizzlies. The Celtics were back at home after crushing the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night. Jaylen Brown was listed as inactive with an ankle injury, meaning Marcus Smart was back in the starting lineup and immediately snatched an entry pass attempt from Dillon Brooks....
CelticsBlog Jan 22, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 1/22/20

Boston Celtics daily links 1/22/20

Marcus Smart vs Bucks 1/16/20 | Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics’ victory over Lakers brings them joy — and obligation Celtics’ victory over Lakers brings them joy — and obligation Globe Evansville coach Walter McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations Delonte West video elicits support for former NBA player Officer suspended for shooting video of ex-Celtic Delonte West His faith in WNBA made David Stern a champion for women’s sports Celtics Green Preview: Grizzlies (20-23) at Celtics (28-14) Game #43...
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2020
Celtics’ Marcus Smart trolls Danny Ainge for reaction on Jaylen Brown’s dunk; GM responds

Celtics’ Marcus Smart trolls Danny Ainge for reaction on Jaylen Brown’s dunk; GM responds

Boston Celtics general manager and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is one hard man to please. Unimpressed by Jaylen Brown’s two-handed poster dunk over Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on Monday, the 60-year-old executive had a blank reaction on his face while the whole arena erupted in cheers. Peeved by Ainge’s nonchalant attitude […] The post Celtics’ Marcus Smart trolls Danny Ainge for reaction on Jaylen Brown’s dunk; GM responds appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Jan 21, 2020
The Garden Report: Why can’t the Celtics play like this every night?

The Garden Report: Why can’t the Celtics play like this every night?

How surprising was a blowout win over the west-leading Lakers? The passing, the amount of shooting in the paint, even Marcus Smart limiting his looks to five three-point attempts. Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum thrived in unison. Why can’t it be like this every night? (Besides the constant emergence of the Hospital Celtics) Josue Pavon, Sierra Goodwill, Jimmy Toscano and Trags discussed that and the stunning blowout, along with how it was possible against LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Should Celtics be considered for three all stars? Game recap — Celtics 139...
ClutchPoints Jan 21, 2020
Marcus Smart describes unique film session that helped Boston smash Lakers

Marcus Smart describes unique film session that helped Boston smash Lakers

It was a bit of an anticlimactic ending to what was one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of MLK Day, with the Boston Celtics making easy work of the Los Angeles Lakers in the TD Garden. Boston did not give L.A. a single inch throughout the contest, as the home team emerged with a lopsided […] The post Marcus Smart describes unique film session that helped Boston smash Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 20, 2020
Celtics’ Jaylen Brown admits he ‘was devastated’ by Team USA’s World Cup failure

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown admits he ‘was devastated’ by Team USA’s World Cup failure

Jaylen Brown put some extra work this summer playing for Team USA, committing six weeks of his summer to bond with fellow Boston Celtics teammates Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum — though he wound up devastated by finishing seventh in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the lowest finish ever by a U.S. team in a […] The post Celtics’ Jaylen Brown admits he ‘was devastated’ by Team USA’s World Cup failure appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Jan 19, 2020
Must C’s: Gordon Hayward caught in-between on late layup miss

Must C’s: Gordon Hayward caught in-between on late layup miss

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Hayward not blaming sore foot for recent struggles, despite recent mention it could be a problem. It’s fitting Marcus Smart broke the three-point record against the Suns. In the exact manner Devin Booker poured 70 points through the bucket at TD Garden while Phoenix lost by 10 in 2017, nobody was popping champaign bottles for Smart’s late three-pointers in a game the Celtics trailed by double-digits throughout. Boston’s in a massive funk, and while Smart’s performance offered optimism about the offense’s capability down a few all-stars, the...
Valley of the Suns Jan 19, 2020

Forget Marcus Smart, Deandre Ayton’s game was more important

The Phoenix Suns pulled out an upset win over the Celtics on Saturday night, and while Marcus Smart sank 11 3’s for Boston, Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton’s game was more important. When a player like Marcus Smart makes 11 3’s in a single-game (for only the 19th time in NBA history), that kind of […] Forget Marcus Smart, Deandre Ayton’s game was more important - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog Jan 19, 2020
Marcus Smart’s record-breaking night eases pain of another loss

Marcus Smart’s record-breaking night eases pain of another loss

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Smart took a game high 25 shots in this one as he fought tooth and nail to keep the score close down the stretch. Shorthanded and devoid of confidence, the Boston Celtics went into last night’s game needing performances from Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward. Unfortunately, neither were able to provide the spark the team required against a young Phoenix team that always seems to perform against them. With both Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown sitting the game out due to injury, and Tatum and Hayward struggling, the Celtics looked short of firepower from the get go....
ClutchPoints Jan 19, 2020
Marcus Smart downplays importance of setting Celtics’ 3-point record

Marcus Smart downplays importance of setting Celtics’ 3-point record

The Boston Celtics may have surprisingly fallen short of the mark when the Phoenix Suns beat them on Saturday, but Marcus Smart gave fans something of a consolation prize after making a record-breaking 11 triples in the game. Smart now holds the franchise’s single-game record, beating some of the best 3-point shooters to ever grace […] The post Marcus Smart downplays importance of setting Celtics’ 3-point record appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 18, 2020
Marcus Smart sets Celtics record for made 3-pointers in a game

Marcus Smart sets Celtics record for made 3-pointers in a game

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart etched himself into the franchise’s history books on Saturday, setting a new record for most three-pointers made in a single game. The 25-year-old guard knocked in 10 three-pointers in the Celtics’ 119-123 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on Saturday. Marcus Smart has set the […] The post Marcus Smart sets Celtics record for made 3-pointers in a game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Jan 18, 2020
Suns down Celtics 123-119 despite Marcus Smart breaking three point record

Suns down Celtics 123-119 despite Marcus Smart breaking three point record

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Smart hit 11 threes on 22 attempts. Devin Booker’s 39 points and a career shooting night for Mikal Bridges prevailed. Slow starts. Marcus Smart steadying the ship offensively. Suit jackets along the sideline. An obscure player dropping a career performance. Mikal Bridges followed the same route Ish Smith, Sekou Doumbouya and Donte DiVincenzo followed lately in Celtics losses. Not much changed for a Celtics team stuck in a midseason slog — 2-6 over their last eight — on Saturday against the Suns as a sign welcomed Aron Baynes back after Boston...
CelticsBlog Jan 18, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 1/18/20

Boston Celtics daily links 1/18/20

Enes Kanter vs Bucks 1/16/20 | Photo by Stacy Revere/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Marcus Smart has played a role in the development of Antetokounmpo Kemba Walker attempts to put the strength back in his game Dominique Wilkins respects an old (and bitten) Celtic foe Danny Ainge Globe Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker among the NBA’s top-selling jerseys From Kemba’s revival to Hayward’s free throws, 10 thoughts on the Celtics Zach LaVine, Bulls searching for wins — and respect Celtics Green Preview: Suns (17-24) at Celtics (27-13) Game #41...
ClutchPoints Jan 17, 2020
Gary Payton says Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Celtics’ Marcus Smart remind him of himself

Gary Payton says Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Celtics’ Marcus Smart remind him of himself

Gary Payton’s playing days may have been long over, but he still sees his game in today’s NBA players — particularly from Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Los Angeles Clippers feisty defender Patrick Beverley. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Payton revealed that Smart and Beverley remind him of himself. “There are […] The post Gary Payton says Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Celtics’ Marcus Smart remind him of himself appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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