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Chris MannixVerified account @ChrisMannixYSMarcus Smart has a sore ring finger on his shooting hand, per source. Described as swollen and painful but not bad enough to stop him from playing.https://twitter.com/ChrisMannixYS/status/995743779092074496
Quote from: hpantazo on May 13, 2018, 03:27:29 PMChris MannixVerified account @ChrisMannixYSMarcus Smart has a sore ring finger on his shooting hand, per source. Described as swollen and painful but not bad enough to stop him from playing.https://twitter.com/ChrisMannixYS/status/995743779092074496Unfortunate, but if it's prevents Smart from shooting early shot clock 3's or from having more FG attempts than Horford, then it may not be such a bad thing after all.
FWIW, I'm optimistic enough that I'm flying from Seattle to Boston for Game 2.
Mark Jackson is calling the game? Ugh
So not only do we worry about it being 5 vs 8 but now we have to sit through the Three Stooges on the commentary?
How do you people even use this forum? I get "connection problems" constantly. Half the time pages take ages to load. It's insufferable. Since when has this forum ran like complete trash?Anyways... By tradition, I'm obligated to say we're doomed and have no chance. They crushed us last year and it'll probably be more of the same with King James. Arguably the greatest player of all time.That said, I could see us avoiding a sweep. Cavs are worse without Kyrie. Across the board, I can see our current group as an upgrade over last year's playoff roster.Scary Terry > Marcus Smart (Isaiah was injured in the ECF last year)Jaylen Brown > Avery Bradley (Might be underselling Avery here. It's probably more even, but Jaylen's size is a big deal)Tatum >>> Crowder (not even close... Tatum is head and shoulders better than Crowder)Morris/Baynes > Olynyk/Amir (Again, I might be underselling Olynyk's contributions last season, but this seems like an upgrade)Horford = HorfordThat closes the gap a bit. But only a bit. Far superior teams have tried and failed to stop LeBron. FWIW, I'm optimistic enough that I'm flying from Seattle to Boston for Game 2.
At the game. They just showed a great two-minute video of all the ESPN announcers throughout the season talking about how the Celtics were done for the year. Really well done. Meanwhile, the guy next to me in the first row still hasnít shown up. Neither have the two behind them. Mike