Marcus Smart
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The Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart had a career-high 15 assists on Monday night, adding 22 points to help the team beat the Jalen McDaniels-led Charlotte Hornets 140-105.

“He’s always brought it defensively,” Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla said, via ESPN. “I have full trust in him diagnosing where the matchup is, where the advantage is, and what can we do to exploit that. And he’s doing a great job anticipating that once he gets the ball.”