The Boston Celtics are focused, tuned in, and determined to win it all this year.
They entered Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks in a bad spot on Monday night.
Boston was down 2-1 against the Bucks and were eager to turn things around to avoid a 3-1 hole.
That’s exactly what they did as they claimed a victory on the road and evened the series 2-2 before a return to Boston later this week.
Every player on the team was driven and ready to work hard.
Marcus Smart said he got hit in the quad again and needed a brief moment in the game to gather himself.
But he added, "Don't worry, I won't be missing any more games."
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Marcus Smart was one of those players and he didn’t let anything get in the way.
Smart admitted that he got hit in the quad again during the game and needed a moment to get himself together.
But he calmed fans by saying, “Don’t worry, I won’t be missing any more games.”
That’s good news because the Celtics will need Smart – and everyone else on the roster – to keep showing up in the games ahead.
Smart put up 18 points, 2 rebounds, and 8 assists on Monday night.
So far in these playoffs, he’s averaging 14.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.
He’s not just known for his point totals, though.
Earlier this year, Smart was awarded the 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year trophy – a huge honor that shows how vital he is to his team’s defense.
However, he’s just one of the many important parts of this Boston lineup.
One of the great things about Boston is how versatile they are and how stacked their roster is.
On Monday night, for example, the Celtics were missing star center Robert Williams III.
That didn’t slow them down one bit and they now move onto the fifth game in the series with the wind in their sails.