It feels like Marcus Smart is getting to the basket a little more frequently lately, which would be big for his long-term development.
Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk are a combined 8-for-8 from the field. Not bad for playoff debuts.
Marcus Smart sees Kevin Love on him, waves everyone off. Drills 22-footer. But Kyrie answers with 3, 59-52 Cle.
Marcus Smart has 7 points in the last 1:21. Bos 38, Cle 31. 9:10 2nd.
Only two rookies will start in the playoffs. They both played in the same college backcourt. Markel Brown (BKN) & Marcus Smart (BOS).
The Bucks lead the Celtics 25-22 after the first quarter. Marcus Smart and Tyler Zeller lead the C's with six points apiece.
Evan Turner on Marcus Smart and playoff intensity: "It will probably match his natural intensity because he fouls damn near every play."
Great pic by Globe's Barry Chin. Marcus Smart hits a big 3, points to bench before even putting shooting hand down: http://t.co/vsdsHRHsQX
Marcus Smart said he didn't remember Havlicek's steal 50 years ago. "I was real young."
Marcus Smart was 16 the last time the Celtics and Cavs battled in the playoffs.
Marcus Smart will learn that it’s OK to sometimes dial back the ball pressure.
Marcus Smart has dominated at the defensive end tonight. Great work against both Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams.
Now Marcus Smart cans a 3 from the right arc, and it's 87-87 with 3:10 left. This crowd is going bananas tonight.
Marcus Smart has been disrupting so much during this second quarter.
Marcus Smart had four dunks this season entering Tuesday's game. Seems hellbent on doubling that total vs. Raptors.
Marcus Smart throws down the hammer again, this time on an alley-oop from the ridiculous-dribbling Evan Turner.
Love watching Marcus Smart play defense.
Kyle Lowry was the comp I settled on for Marcus Smart last year, so fun to watch them go at it tonight.
So Marcus Smart needs to start driving to the hoop more if he's going to do that.
Marcus Smart sends the crowd into a frenzy with a monster slam to close the first half! Celtics trail Raptors 53-46. http://t.co/mnpGnEqWmc
Raps up 53-46. Marcus Smart throws one down with force to end the half. Bradley has 14 for the Celts. Lou has 11 and TRoss has 10 for Raps.
The postseason version of Marcus Smart is going to be intense.
Marcus Smart: : "I like to think I'm probably the most competitive rookie in my class."
Marcus Smart: "You can see it in the guys’ faces, you can see it with the way we go out and play every game. The chemistry is there."