Tiger Fight September 28th The Celtics lost to the Heat 113-125 today. The series lost 2-4 to their opponents, ending all games this season. Celtics defender Marcus Sima after the game Te was interviewed and talked about the performance of himself and the team.
Smart replied: I fell behind very early. We are very slow to enter the state of the game, very slow to enter the state of this series. But other than that, I am proud of my teammates, proud of the way we play, and proud of us not bowing our heads. We did not fall, we had many opportunities to end the game early. We have always stayed in the game and played against a great team. They have great players and we have to compliment our opponents. But I am proud of my teammates, as I said, we are just too slow, the series are very slow to enter the state.
Smart: They are more aggressive. They got what they wanted, which was to stand on the free throw line and find shots at critical moments. This is part of it, unfortunately, we were not able to match. We did not respond in the way we should. This is part of the reason, but our opponent is a great team and we must pay tribute to them. And we must go back to summarize and see what needs to be improved to prepare for next season.
Smart: Certainly, we are all competitors. Losing a game at any time, especially in such a series, will be very difficult. It just happened, and we all remember it. But we are all competitors, and we must use these as fuel to push us to become stronger and better, including mentally, physically, emotionally and psychologically. We must use it to help us make a comeback, and now everything is over, we cannot change the past, we can only prepare for the future.
Smart: Yes, I just want to get involved and provide what is needed when the team is down. This includes all aspects, from scoring to organizing offense to defensive end and so on. This is part of the game, it is the opportunity I want to seize. You know, this may be someone else's, but when my number is called, I must be prepared and I must do my best to help the team win.
In today's game, Smart started 36 minutes and scored 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals on 8 of 22 shots.