April 18, 2017, 8:31 pm
Marcus Smart played well in 27 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, scoring 13 points in a full line against the Bulls.
The team is obviously facing a full blown crises heading into Game 3, but Smart was quietly excellent tonight. In addition to his scoring he added eight boards, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and two blocks. He made smart decisions with the basketball and played excellent defense across all three perimeter positions. Smart is a tenacious defender but his offense comes and goes, and it’s a shame to see Boston waste one of his rare complete games. They’ll need a repeat performance from Smart, as well as a lot more from the rest of their supporting players, to make this series respectable on Friday.