Brad Stevens says that he loves the fact that Marcus Smart is "always aggressive" at both ends of the floor.
Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.
The Gerald Wallace-Marcus Smart two-man game is not stoppable against human opposition.
Gerald Wallace is on the court w/Marcus Smart and James Young. He has 24,445 more minutes of NBA reg. season playing time than the rookies.
Once Marcus Smart settles into the NBA, he is going to pose some serious matchup problems with his size.
Brad Stevens on James Young: "Today is as impt as tomorrow is for him, bc he's going up against Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart."
Stevens said Marcus Smart mostly started second half to get Jeff Green at the 4. But also because Olynyk had a slow start.
Brad Stevens calls Marcus Smart "an energy-raiser."
Even Rajon Rondo wondered why Marcus Smart passed up that wide open layup to find Marcus Thornton for 3.
It seems like whenever Marcus Smart turns the ball over... it's a guaranteed steal for him on the other end to make up for his mistake.
Jared Sullinger (11 points, 9 rebs) and Marcus Smart (10 points, 2 rebs) are playing well, but the Celtics trail the Nets 51-40 at halftime.
Marcus Smart is fun.
B. Stevens on Marcus Smart: "He has ultimate physical talent. He's got physical strength. He's got great agility...He's really unscreenable"
Marcus Smart got bigger in the last quarter. He's still trick or treat (drills 3/airballs 3 on consecuitive possessions), but he's tough.
Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's mindset, which helped him take over late in the fourth quarter: "His M.O. has been competitive will."
Marcus Smart sinks three free throws to make it an 89-87 game with 39.3 seconds remaining in regulation. Ice in his (preseason) veins!
Green appears to be okay but checked out of the game for now. Marcus Smart comes into the game.
Tie game at the half after Marcus Smart fails to throw down a ridiculous follow dunk at the horn.
Right now Marcus Smart is more running back than point guard, but once he adds some finesse to his power game he's going to be dangerous
Marcus Smart fell on Amir Johnson’s legs. Normally jovial Amir staring daggers. Smart not out there to make friends.
Raptors Kyle Lowry a good player for rookie Marcus Smart to emulate. Lot of similarities with early careers. Both bulldog defenders.
Marcus Smart will come off the bench for the first time in exhibition season.
Kyle Lowry is the best. Was briefly bothered when I compared him to Marcus Smart, before quickly correcting Smart is compared to him.