Malcolm Brogdon, Marcus Smooth Praised by NBA Twitter in Celtics’ Choose vs. Nets

Malcolm Brogdon, Marcus Smooth Praised by NBA Twitter in Celtics’ Choose vs. Nets

Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The Boston Celtics fetch now won nine straight games in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets (five current season, four playoffs) after taking down their Atlantic Division rival 109-98 on Thursday from Barclays Center.

Both groups played short-handed with Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (adductor strain) and Nets forward Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) out.

Boston modified into in a position to conquer Brown’s absence thanks in orderly fragment to guards Marcus Smooth and Malcolm Brogdon.

Smooth posted 16 substances, 10 assists and six rebounds. He had five first-quarter assists, including this dish to Robert Williams III:

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Smooth with some early magic 🪄 pic.twitter.com/p5wI3Z7rHE

Brogdon dropped 16 substances and five rebounds in precisely 20 minutes off the bench. He hit wait on-to-wait on three-pointers in the third quarter to present Boston a 78-75 edge:

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C’s getting it done on every ends pic.twitter.com/GV7zH6ELxY

He led a sensational bench effort from the C’s, whose reserves blended to shoot 17-of-27 for 38 substances.

It modified into an spectacular evening for the C’s serious about Brown’s absence and an off shooting evening from Jayson Tatum, who shot 7-of-22 but soundless produced with 20 substances and 11 rebounds.

Boston has now won five straight to present a enhance to to an NBA-most effective 31-12 keep, and Twitter praised Smooth and Brogdon for their efforts.

Dalé 🇭🇹☘️ @CFC_617

After recording 10 assists in opposition to the Nets, the Celtics are in fact 19-4 when Marcus Smooth files 10+ assists in a sport.

CERTIFIED POINT GAWD. ☘️

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✌︎ @UnofficialBryce

I fetch Marcus spruce factual lost more than one tooth diving for a free ball that in fact did now not topic. I fuckin bask in that guy

Dan Greenberg @StoolGreenie

Take into consideration thinking Marcus Smooth is now not in fact a natural passer

@abdz24

Marcus spruce at closing become into a form of gamers the set up their box salvage undermines their influence

Kenny III☘️ @CELTICSvsEvery1

Cherish & Belief Marcus Smooth to all the time produce a play ☘️

Daniel Idemudia @Ade_DanielBN

This Celtics crew is too damn upright. Brogdon is def a cheat code👏🏾

Josualdo H. @Citydreamr

Malcolm brogdon modified into a settle for the celtics and it reveals 🫡

Celtics Muse (31-12) @CeltsMuse

Unable to put up stats tonight but colossal crew remove despite Tatum’s downhearted shooting!! Derrick White and Malcom Brogdon stepped up mountainous time!! #Celtics

Seth Johnson @sethvthem

Equally tickled for Malcolm Brogdon and the vogue he’s ballin for the Celtics. I may maybe per chance also bask in to to set up a query to one among these dudes play key minutes for their respective crew in the NBA Finals. https://t.co/OGjndCmP7B

JaylenTheGoatBrown @IrvingRajon

Brogdon this sort of underrated pickup

Boston will now trip to Charlotte and play wait on-to-wait on side freeway games in opposition to the Hornets on Saturday and Monday.