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Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart
Position: G
Born: 03/06/94
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $3,431,040
Marcus Smart’s flop during the final minutes of Game 3 Friday night was egregious enough to inspire a wrestling meme on the internet, but the Boston Celtics guard had a simple explanation for what happened. “I was just trying to make winning plays for my team,” Smart said after practice Saturday. Unfortunately for Smart, the referees did not fall for the acting job, and the NBA later hit the guard with a $5,000 fine. The Celtics did hold on for a 111-103 victory to cut their series deficit against the Atlanta Hawks to 2-1.
Marcus Smart, who has had his issues with officiating this season, earning five technical fouls and a $15,000 fine, said the team has to improve its concentration. “It’s hard, especially when you’re out there working and you’re doing everything the right way,” he said. “It would be different if you were out there taking shortcuts. But we’re doing everything the right way and it seems like we can’t get a break. We don’t blame the officials for it, even though you see us out there arguing. We understand that they’re doing their job. “There’s only three [referees] and there’s 10 of us on the court. They’re human and I’m sure they get tired of us talking to them. It’s just something you have to keep playing through.”