Marcus Smart Out Two Weeks After Fighting Hotel Decor

by Steven Clarke January 28, 2018, 0:11
Marcus Smart Out Two Weeks After Fighting Hotel Decor

Unfortunately for Boston, the star defensive guard will not be available for Saturday night's primetime showdown in Oakland.

The Celtics are expecting Marcus Smart to miss "approximately two weeks" after lacerating his right hand on a picture frame in his room at the team hotel in Beverly Hills Wednesday.

"It's unfortunate to see that", Al Horford said of Smart's injury. Smart then tweeted an apology for the incident, adding the detail that he suffered the injury by taking a swipe at and hitting a picture frame on the wall. He returned to Boston to be evaluated by Drs.

Smart sent home to Boston and was evaluated at New England Baptist Hospital, the team said. Luckily, the Celtics will not have as tough a schedule the second half of the season, which will prove to be beneficial to the Celtics' health heading into the second-half. The offense has looked stagnate at times, but despite these struggles, the Celtics are still in good position to have success the remainder of the season. Last season, he allowed 0.932 points per possession, which ranked in the 40th percentile. The Celtics' defense hounded the Clippers all night, forcing 19 turnovers and holding them to 44.3 percent shooting in a 113-102 victory on Wednesday night. "[The Celtics] have so many athletes, it's not even just players, and they really like targeting some of our guys with footspeed".

Smart, 23, is averaging 10.1 points and 4.7 assists per game this season.

There is no more dynamic perimeter threesome in the league than Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

The 18 points were five more than Tatum had scored combined in the previous two games.

Boston and Golden State have remained the top teams in their respective conferences all season long.

These two teams last met on Nov 16 and it was the Celtics who won by 92-88 so you know the Warriors will be seeking revenge in this one. They will face a stiff test on Saturday night in a prime-time game against the Warriors, which will show if they've made some progress. Celtics head coach said of the Warriors' recent stretch of offensive play, "They're a joke". His minutes will likely be replaced by Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin. Stevens took him out to be safe, but said he was "feeling OK". He is the son of Tito Horford, a retired Dominican professional basketball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft.


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