HoopsHype Marcus Smart Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 22, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said even if his shot is not falling, he just can't let it affect rest of his game.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart acknowledged people have questioned his shot all his life, uses that as motivation.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart: Coaches encouraged me to attack basket more tonight. They gave me lanes, so I took them.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens says that he loves the fact that Marcus Smart is "always aggressive" at both ends of the floor.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart is always aggressive. I like it. You can live with a bad shot here and there when he's doing that.

Lenn Robbins

#NBA GMs voted #Bucks Jabari Parker as preseason Rookie of the Year. Watching Marcus Smart right now and calling for a revote #Celtics #Nets

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart had 11 points in the 2nd quarter while Sully had 7 rebounds. Wallace had nearly a dozen Tommy points though. #Celtics

Marc D'Amico

Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart with big first half - 16 points, 4 assists; Jared Sullinger w/ 7 points, 13 rebounds. C's up 58-44. Good stuff.

Jared Weiss

33 points for #Celtics in second quarter as Marcus Smart and Gerald Wallace put on a show to close out the half. 13 reb for Sully?!?!

Scott Souza

Real nice to see #Celtics rookie Marcus Smart attacking basket tonight. Through seven preseason games he had taken 52 shots - 39 of them 3s.

Jay King

The Gerald Wallace-Marcus Smart two-man game is not stoppable against human opposition.

Jessica Camerato

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.

Alex Raskin

One guy is trying to get a "wicked smart" chant going for Marcus Smart. Nobody seems to be on board. #Nets 34 #Celtics 32.

Jessica Camerato

Once Marcus Smart settles into the NBA, he is going to pose some serious matchup problems with his size.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Marcus Smart gets start at point guard tonight. Based on 'possibility' Rajon Rondo plays opening night, may be his last for awhile.

Kyle Draper

In 15 mins on #Celtics PreGame Live, @celticsvoice goes 1on1 w Rajon Rondo. The Cs pt guard talks injury, season & Marcus Smart #CelticsTalk

Marc D'Amico

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."

Jay King

Stevens said Marcus Smart mostly started second half to get Jeff Green at the 4. But also because Olynyk had a slow start.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens calls Marcus Smart "an energy-raiser."

Jay King

Even Rajon Rondo wondered why Marcus Smart passed up that wide open layup to find Marcus Thornton for 3.

Emily Austen

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.

Abby Chin

In the immortal words of Taylor Swift -- Shake it off @Marcus Smart!! #CelticsTalk

Marc D'Amico

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.

Abby Chin

Coach Stevens yelling at Marcus Smart to pick up Jarrett Jack full court. Somehow Jack still hit bucket at the buzzer! 24-17 BRK #Celtics

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart needed that three after going oh-fer on Friday night. Coach Stevens says rookie is still learning to get to his spots.#Celtics

Sean Highkin

Marcus Smart is fun.

Marc D'Amico

B. Stevens on Marcus Smart: "He has ultimate physical talent. He's got physical strength. He's got great agility...He's really unscreenable"

Steve Bulpett

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.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's mindset, which helped him take over late in the fourth quarter: "His M.O. has been competitive will."

Marc D'Amico

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!

Emily Austen

Marcus Smart makes 3 HUGE free throws!!! #Celtics down 2 points with 39.3 seconds to play!!! #Raptors

Emily Austen

Marcus Smart gets fouled shooting the 3-pointer. #Celtics down 89-84

Abby Chin

Sweet sequence from Marcus Smart! Stole ball, laid out on the ground and hit the three at the other end. #CelticsTalk

Emily Austen

Green appears to be okay but checked out of the game for now. Marcus Smart comes into the game.

Ryan Wolstat

Tie game at the half after Marcus Smart fails to throw down a ridiculous follow dunk at the horn.

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart vocal getting back in transition. That's good to see. #CelticsTalk

Josh Lewenberg

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

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart tangle up with Amir Johnson at the defensive end. Rookie will not be intimidated tonight. #CelticsTalk

Ryan Wolstat

Marcus Smart fell on Amir Johnson’s legs. Normally jovial Amir staring daggers. Smart not out there to make friends.

Abby Chin

Avery Bradley coaching up the rookies including Marcus Smart during timeout. #CelticsTalk

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart and Kyle Lowry are going hard at each other, Smart may have gained his first NBA rival #celtics #raptors

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart gets a nice reception from the crowd here in Portland. #CelticsTalk

Chris Mannix

Raptors Kyle Lowry a good player for rookie Marcus Smart to emulate. Lot of similarities with early careers. Both bulldog defenders.

Chris Mannix

15 minutes until Celtics-Raptors Pre-Game Live on @CSNNE. Talking Jonas Valanciunas's potential and why Marcus Smart should study Kyle Lowry

Jay King

Marcus Smart will come off the bench for the first time in exhibition season.

Ryan Wolstat

Kyle Lowry is the best. Was briefly bothered when I compared him to Marcus Smart, before quickly correcting Smart is compared to him.

Emily Austen

Practice following an off-day aren't always the sharpest. Plus @Marcus Smart is ready for a rematch vs. Kyle Lowry: on.nba.com/1qoQfWT

A. Sherrod Blakely

Also, same site (bovada.lv) have the odds of @Marcus Smart winning Rookie of the Year at 12:1. #CelticsTalk

Chris Forsberg

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart: "The defensive side of the ball, I’m still blown away by it." (es.pn/ZpfXTR) http://t.co/CsCUrNIEBh