Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart is clamoring for more pass from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, after Chicago Bulls cruised to a 128-114 victory on Tuesday morning.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart wants Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to pass the ball more and believes they will with more experience.
He told reporters as much following Boston’s loss to the Chicago Bulls:
“I would just like to play basketball. Every team knows we are trying to go to Jayson and Jaylen and every team is programmed and studies to stop Jayson and Jaylen. I think everybody’s scouting report is to make those guys try to pass the ball. They don’t want to pass the ball, and that’s something that they’re going to learn.
“They’re still learning and we’re proud of the progress they are making, but they are going to have to make another step and find ways to not only create for themselves but create for others on this team, to open up the court for them later down in the game where they don’t always have to take those tough shots or take tough matchups when they do get the 1-on-1 and then they bring the trap. Just reading that. It’s something that we’ve been asking for them to do and they’re learning. We just got to continue to help those guys do that and to help our team.”
After all, the Bulls outscored the Celtics 39-11 in the fourth quarter and completely flipped a game that seemed like a sure Boston victory. The home team shot a mere 21.7 percent from the field in that final quarter with Tatum and Brown going just 1-of-10 from the floor and fell to 2-5 on the campaign.