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Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:26:11 AM »

Offline rollie mass

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He truly plays destructive defense alongside Jaylen.
Marcus gets over the top or makes screener feel him.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:41 AM »

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he always brings his heart if not his shot .

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 09:58:39 AM »

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Punching that picture may have cost us the championship.
Seriously.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »

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Punching that picture may have cost us the championship.
Seriously.

HOW?!?!?! Please explain how a healthy Marcus helps the Celtics beat GS.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 10:14:09 AM »

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Punching that picture may have cost us the championship.
Seriously.

HOW?!?!?! Please explain how a healthy Marcus helps the Celtics beat GS.

We almost beat GS the other day without Smart.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:14:32 AM »

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I think they miss his vet experience.   There is a significant lack of it on the team.

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Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 10:20:00 AM »

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They for sure miss Smart but more so their lack of another legit scorer (Hayward) is what's holding them back. We can't count on Tatum and Brown this early in their careers in a playoff run.
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Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 10:21:10 AM »

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Punching that picture may have cost us the championship.
Seriously.

HOW?!?!?! Please explain how a healthy Marcus helps the Celtics beat GS.

We almost beat GS the other day without Smart.

That should tell you the odds would've better to actually beat GSW with Smart
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Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 10:34:59 AM »

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Celtics beat INDY, DET, WASH, etc, but lose to TOR in 7, CLE in 6, and GS in 5.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 09:55:38 AM »

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Marcus Smart on defence helps everyone because of his intensity and his ability to switch..Rozier did a great job on the boards and has some quick hands but he gets hung up on screens.
Players cringe when knowing Marcus is barreling in.
We are missing our collision oriented Marcus.
Rip his fingers off,dislocate his knee,cripple him with a high ankle sprain that lasted well into the summer.He doesn't know how to play soft.I want Marcus in the 4th quarter
He is like Mike Tyson,Ray Nitchke or Dick Butkus,
 From his rookie beginnings, he has been instrumental to Celtics success .Remember him hitting a screen by Cousins.Cousin wasn't happy Marcus a kid got thrown down but bounced right back up in Cousins face..No fear no intimidation.
He uses leverage and upper and lower body strength and knows every trick in the book
.Marcus does not crumple on loose balls he relishes contact like Dave Cowens
.He may have missed a shot but we have not been performing well since.
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Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »

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There is no doubt that the Celtics have not been as good since Smart went down.  There is no single tangible way to explain it but I don't think there is much doubt that it is real.  I think one thing he does is take pressure off Brown and Tatum.  When we have Smart, we don't have to rely so much on those two.

Smart doesn't change them enough when it comes to Toronto or Cleveland though.  I think we have a tough time beating either in 7 unless Monroe really kicks in.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 01:43:56 PM »

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There is no doubt that the Celtics have not been as good since Smart went down.  There is no single tangible way to explain it but I don't think there is much doubt that it is real.  I think one thing he does is take pressure off Brown and Tatum.  When we have Smart, we don't have to rely so much on those two.

Smart doesn't change them enough when it comes to Toronto or Cleveland though.  I think we have a tough time beating either in 7 unless Monroe really kicks in.
Definitely intangibles make up much of Smarts game. Effort plays and defensive denials, etc, etc.

I also hope Monroe helps us on the front line. Looks like he may have motivated Theis and Baynes a bit.

Trying to keep expectations low for both of these guys and Morris  as well. They are after all just pieces.

The starting 5 and Hayward are the ones, when healthy, that are the real keys to success on this team. They need to perform well and help out the second unit bench guys to sustain a high level of play. If they don't, it well be obvious in the playoffs.  Pray we are healthy at that point.
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Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 02:43:40 AM »

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Don't miss Smart, team just needs some rest. That 16 game win streak blew people expectations out of the window.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 03:20:28 AM »

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Punching that picture may have cost us the championship.
Seriously.

The lack of Gordon Hayward already cost the Celtics a championship this season just 5 minutes into opening night.

Re: Celtics miss Marcus Smart
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 06:06:26 AM »

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We need help off the bench.  The Cavs look ridiculously good now.  CBS needs to get a set starting 5 and set bench unit