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Marcus Smart’s aggressiveness on offense has become Boston’s barometer

The Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors in a thrilling game that went into overtime. With the win, the Celtics move to 9-6 on the season and fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

For guard Marcus Smart, there is a pretty interesting record attached to him this season.

Reddit user, RobertLoblawAttorney found the stats about Smart.

Celtics are 8-2 when Smart has 5 or fewer FGA, 1-4 when he has 6 or more FGA

Additionally, the Celtics are 0-3 when he has 7 or more FGA.

If you’re curious, the one win was against the Bulls, when he had 6 FGA.

These are very interesting stats to look at if you’re a Boston fan. And you are probably wondering if head coach Brad Stevens has seen these stats.

In the end, Smart finished with five points and five rebounds. He was a -17 however during the game.

If you are Stevens and you are seeing these stats, do you tell Smart to shoot less and focus more on defense? Today’s NBA and sports in general are very analytical driven. If this trend continues to go on for Smart throughout the season, you would think this should be the game plan Stevens can tell Smart to do.

To start the season, the Celtics vet is averaging 5.5 points, 3.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. He is shooting 34.7 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from three.

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