Marcus Smart’s Celtics teammates seem unfazed by elimination against Hawks

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Former Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart’s scuffle with Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was enough to knock him out for the final minute and a half of the Celtics’ road win over the Hawks on Saturday night, but it didn’t seem likely he would annoy his teammates. too much later.

“I saw them both go down,” big man Al Horford explained via MassLive’s Brian Robb. “They laugh together and go down. We were just trying to do damage control and share as best we could. ” The sentiment seemed to be shared by head coach Joe Mazzulla, who said “(it’s) part of it. You have to navigate the chaos.”

“Whatever happened, happened,” said star forward Jayson Tatum. “The mentality was to finish the game and we did that.”

If the kerfuffle had prompted a response from Atlanta that led to their win, the ranks might have been closed a little more regarding Smart’s decision to interpret Young’s jersey as communicating with his other areas. on purpose.

But Marcus Smart’s experience thrives on intensity, and his heroes on the first floor come hand in hand with overreactions from time to time. With that, we’re no more worried about the layoff than his teammates seem to be.

At least, while it remains a rare occurrence for the Flower Mound native as his team needs the best version of Smart as often as possible if they hope to win a title.

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