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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2018, 02:04:44 PM »

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He and the team better be conservative here. We donít need another injury. I want Smart back, but I want a healthy Smart with two functioning hands.
Don't care about his hands, really. You mainly play defense with your feet, and the fewer shots he takes, the better.

He got hurt diving for a loose ball. Players jam their thumbs rebounding or trying to strip the ball or just catching a hard pass the wrong way. He needs his hands for that and to dribble and pass; a one-handed player is *much*easier to guard.

Isaiah was cleared to play last year.

Different injuries, different staff, different circumstances.

Smart was already shooting for a week now. The injury is healed, with IT they know he is injured, but diagnosed that he could play through it and wont need surgery.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2018, 02:25:56 PM »

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I believe it says if he plays, heís going to play with a splint on his thumb. Wonder how itíll affect his ball handling and shooting. Itís not like the shooting could be any worse so Iím not too worried on thar

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2018, 02:54:38 PM »

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I believe it says if he plays, heís going to play with a splint on his thumb. Wonder how itíll affect his ball handling and shooting. Itís not like the shooting could be any worse so Iím not too worried on thar

One of his best shooting games ever was actually after he tore that thumb ligament so heíll be fine

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »

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I believe it says if he plays, heís going to play with a splint on his thumb. Wonder how itíll affect his ball handling and shooting. Itís not like the shooting could be any worse so Iím not too worried on thar

He said it doesnít bother his shooting at all.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2018, 03:08:28 PM »

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I think it would be mistake to expect a lot from Smart first time out.  He's been out a long time and there's a huge difference from practice speed to regular season game speed and an even greater gap to 'playoff fight for your lives' speed. 

I would however get him back ASAP so he can work out the kinks and hopefully be ready to make a contribution by Game 7.

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« Reply #80 on: April 24, 2018, 04:05:15 PM »

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Willis Reed, Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, and now Marcus Smart.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #81 on: April 24, 2018, 04:10:24 PM »

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Bring your lunch pail and hard hat, Marcus - and get to work.

Do what you do best...get under ppl's skin...box out for rebounds....get some steals....a block or two...8-10 points...3-4 dimes and just be a pest on defense.
Marcus Smart "Impacts Winning." Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens

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« Reply #82 on: April 24, 2018, 05:33:30 PM »

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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #83 on: April 24, 2018, 09:48:01 PM »

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Smart was huge for this team tonight. Not sure I loved seeing Tatum's minutes being limited in the 4th but whatever. Celtics won. Its all good.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #84 on: April 24, 2018, 09:51:24 PM »

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Smart was huge for this team tonight. Not sure I loved seeing Tatum's minutes being limited in the 4th but whatever. Celtics won. Its all good.

Tatum had a pretty bad game.  Didn't shoot well, was tentative with the ball in his hands, was frequently a step slow on defense and gave up position on some key rebounds.  We need better out of him going forward.

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« Reply #85 on: April 24, 2018, 09:55:38 PM »

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Smart was huge for this team tonight. Not sure I loved seeing Tatum's minutes being limited in the 4th but whatever. Celtics won. Its all good.

Tatum had a pretty bad game.  Didn't shoot well, was tentative with the ball in his hands, was frequently a step slow on defense and gave up position on some key rebounds.  We need better out of him going forward.

At the end of the game - Smart did Smart things. Some amazing defensive contests and a crucial rebound. Kept the teamís composure bringing the ball up when the youngsters were showing some nerves.