Marcus Smart

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Lucy Burdge
May 22, 2019 - 8:39 pm
Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: NY Yankees at Baltimore, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7) MLB:...
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
It took longer than Celtics fans probably would’ve liked, but Marcus Smart has finally earned recognition from the rest of the NBA for his defensive prowess, being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the first time in his five-year career. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, guard Eric...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
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Nick Friar
May 16, 2019 - 12:53 pm
So I read the column by WEEI.com’s own Alex Reimer in defense of Terry Rozier yesterday. Of course, the headline, “Terry Rozier’s delusion is perfectly natural” caught my attention first. If this was written satirically I’d understand, but I don’t think that was the case. When I actually read the...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
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Nick Friar
May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm
It took a little while for it to become crystal clear the Celtics would have a more challenging 2018-19 season than everyone initially expected. Obviously, they were only able to overcome their in-house issues so much, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the second round of the NBA...
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Celtics players Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
May 11, 2019 - 9:26 am
In his exit interview with the media, Marcus Smart was quick to shoot down the idea Kyrie Irving killed the Celtics chemistry over the course of the 2018-19 season. He instantly said it was “bulls---,” hitting on the uniqueness of Irving’s situation. But it appears some disagree with Smart’s stance...
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Kyrie Irving
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Ryan Hannable
May 09, 2019 - 2:53 pm
After the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs by the Bucks on Wednesday, many pointed the finger at Kyrie Irving saying he was one of the major reasons why the team did not reach expectations and were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Some said it was his poor leadership that...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Celtics guard Kyrie irving
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Nick Friar
May 08, 2019 - 10:38 pm
Looks like that switch the Celtics flipped when the playoffs started was a little faulty. With the exception of Marcus Morris (14 points and 11 rebounds) and a few hustle plays from the laboring Marcus Smart, this team may have had its worst showing in all of 2018-19 against the Bucks in the 116-91...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
May 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
In the course of the Mut & Callahan’s critique of Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics Wednesday morning, Mut brought up a minor point about Marcus Smart being a let-down in Game 4. He added Smart needs to be more like his regular season self. There was zero disagreement from...
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Josue Pavon
May 06, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Marcus Smart will be available for the Celtics in Game 4 against the Bucks Monday night. Team officials confirmed moments before Brad Stevens' pregame press conference that Smart will be in uniform for the Celtics. He will come off the bench and be on a minutes-restriction, per Stevens. "He'll play...
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Josue Pavon
May 05, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Marcus Smart may return to the Celtics sooner than anyone anticipated. He spoke to the media Sunday afternoon at the Auerbach Center, following team practice, and said he's hopeful he'll be able to play Monday night in Game 4 against the Bucks. "I've been cleared yesterday," Smart said. "We didn't...
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