Celtics’ Marcus Smart shares funny story on Brad Stevens’ play-calling
It is no secret that Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is one of the best, if not the best, coaches in the entire NBA, gaining a heavy amount of respect from fellow coaches and players across the league.
However, even Celtics players like guard Marcus Smart tend to question Stevens’ play-calling from time to time. On Thursday, Smart hilarious admitted to members of the media that doubting his head coach over play-calling is not a very good idea.
“Some of the plays he draws up you go, ‘Ehhh, I don’t know if that’s going to work.’ Then it does and it’s like, ‘Sorry I ever doubted you,’” Smart said of coach Stevens, via a tweet from the Celtics’ official Twitter account.
That’s definitely an accurate way of putting it. Coach Stevens continues to lead the Celtics to success throughout an injury-riddled 2017-18 season that currently has Boston without the services of two stars in small forward Gordon Hayward for the entirety of the season and point guard Kyrie Irving for the postseason.
Regardless, coach Stevens and his Celtics look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night in Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Boston defense continues to smother the Cavs’ offense that is led by superstar forward LeBron James, holding Cleveland to under 100 points in both games so far. While James has shined individually, the rest of his teammates (outside of Kevin Love) have been abysmal. Other guys have to get going for this series to become competitive.