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Video: Marcus Smart meets young fan with brain cancer, dedicates first points to him

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The Boston Celtics fell at the hands of Michael Beasley and the New York Knicks Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden, but for at least one fan, the Celtics had already won him over way before the game even started.

Eight-year-old Walker, who is battling through brain cancer, watched the game and was on hand during the teams’ warm-ups, particularly to see his favorite player, Celtics guard Marcus Smart. Smart noticed Walker and went over to meet his young fan. After brief chitchat, Smart gave Walker his Celtics beanie, which certainly made the kid’s day.

Marcus Smart didn’t play too well against the Knicks, scoring just 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting from the floor, but Walker still saw glimpses of why Smart is one of the best defending guards in the NBA, as the 23-year-old former Oklahoma State Cowboy got away with four steals.

Smart and the 26-9 Celtics can bounce back from the loss this coming Saturday versus the Chicago Bulls, who are also seeking to rebound from a defeat, at their own Garden.

Get well soon, Walker!