If you are careless with the ball in any way shape or form around Marcus Smart, you might as well just hand it to him.
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) December 1, 2018
On the offensive end, Marcus scored 12 points on 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. It certainly seems that the Kyrie Irving-Smart starting back-court is working.
Marcus Smart’s 3-point percentage over last three games: 53.8 on 7-for-13 shooting. His true shooting percentage for the season is 54 percent (career-best).
— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) December 1, 2018
In reference to the above tweet, Smart’s True Shooting percentage for last night’s game was 85.7% and 76.1% over the last three games, good enough for 6th in the NBA for players logging 24-or-more minutes per game.
Kyrie Irving has stated that having Marcus as his back-court partner has been beneficial. We saw the proof last night. Kyrie scored 29 points in only 27 minutes. He shot a terrific 75% on field goals and 71% on threes. This Dynamic Duo works. It needs to continue.
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