Is Marcus Smart Hurting the Celtics Again?

    Marcus Smart had a rough game against Portland that ended in a questionable technical and ejection for the guard. Is Smart hurting the Celtics?

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    Celtics guard, Marcus Smart is known to be the “heart and soul of the team,” but he is also known as a player who struggles at the three-point-line, yet that doesn’t stop him from chucking them up. The Garden Report debates if Marcus Smart is helping or hurting this team more on both sides of the ball.

    Before being ejected with 1:56 to go in the 4th quarter for “unsportsmanlike” contact with Jusuf Nurkic, Smart finished Sunday’s loss vs. the Blazers (129-119) with 11 PTS, 8 ASTS, 8 REBS, on 4-14 shooting including 3-9 from three-point-line. Smart was also coming off a suspension for one game for directing threatening language at an official vs. the Thunder game. While playing for the Blazers, Smart had to take over as the primary ball-handler, as fellow Celtics guard Kemba Walker was out with a strain.

    Smart has not been playing as well as he did vs. the Hornets, and the Crew discusses why in the clip.