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Boston Celtics Players Marcus Smart And Jaylen Brown Get Into Argument During Game

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Boston Celtics Players Marcus Smart And Jaylen Brown Get Into Verbal Argument During Game

The Boston Celtics defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves inside the friendly confines of TD Garden on Wednesday to a final score of 117-104. Despite the win it wasn’t all sunshine and daisies as the Celtics had two members of their team go at each other during a timeout.

The teammates in question are rookie Jaylen Brown and 3rd year guard Marcus Smart who argued on the bench to the point where veteran guard Avery Bradley had to separate the two before it got ugly.

Take a look for yourself in the video below:

CSNNE analyst and former Boston Celtics player Brian Scalabrine suggested the argument might have happened because Brown cut a play short to drive baseline for a layup attempt. In the video, it’s clear the play had an option for Smart, coming around two screens, to catch the ball near the top of the arc for a pick-and-roll opportunity. Instead of waiting for that action to unfold, Brown took off to the baseline and ultimately missed a short, driving attempt.

That could be what set Smart off, but earlier in the same minute, similar circumstances occurred. After the Celtics ran a post-up set for Smart, Brown declined to wait to find his teammate on the low block.  Instead, Brown quickly swung the ball to the top of the key, where Terry Rozier initiated a pick-and-roll with Al Horford.

Brown is a rookie who has improved immensely throughout the course of the year so instances like this can be forgiven if he learns from them. Smart on the other hand is still only 22-years-old but has been in the league for the last three seasons and has enough experience at this point to be able to tell his rookie teammate what he is doing wrong.

Visually you can see what set Smart off and he certainly was within his right to tell Brown what he did wrong, maybe it got a bit out of hand, but it is better for Jaylen to learn these lessons now than in the playoffs when a rushed shot could cost the Boston Celtics a game or a series potentially.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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The Celtics Have a Bench Problem

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With the Celtics suffering a nonplussing loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz, it’s become apparent: This bench is gonna need some help. And they’re going to have to find this help from within themselves.

Ever since he was acquired from the Pistons, Marcus Morris was expected to be the most talented asset on the Celtics bench. Morris has the skills to be a secondary powerhouse in the NBA. Just last season, for Detroit, Morris averaged 14.0 PPG and just about 5 RPG.

But unfortunately his young tenure in Boston has deteriorated into “what ifs”.

Marcus has been afflicted with a lancinating and unrelenting pain in his left knee. Not only did he miss the start of the season, but he’s been sidelined yet again by this tenacious problem.

Without Morris on the court, Boston’s bench lacks that veteran’s heart and wisdom that he provides. They also are mathematically short in the scoring department, without the versatile big man.

As we saw Friday night at the Garden, somebody is going to need to step up – and fast.

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Jayson Tatum’s Patience: The Deciding Factor

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There is currently a preponderance of NBA rookies who are dominating the league. We’re talking about 20-somethings (some even younger than that) leading their teams in nearly every statistical category.

This is no longer your father’s NBA.

Gone are the days of “earning your stripes”. In today’s game, if a player has the talent he’s going to be encouraged to use it.

Our favorite youngling, here in Boston, is unanimously Jayson Tatum. This 19-year-old kid has stormed the Garden like some new-school Larry BirdPaul Pierce hybrid. He’s the futuristic embodiment of “Celtics Basketball” – the silhouette for Boston’s modern logo.

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Many “Green Teamers” would argue the cockeyed contention that Jayson Tatum is a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year. As heartening as it may be for the flourishing freshman to hear such high praise, it still stems from unchecked fandom.

I swear, there must be something circulating around the Charles River. It seems that Boston has become more and more generous, in recent years, when it comes to appraising young talent.

In every sport, we’re ready to give our kindergarteners their high school diploma, the very second they demonstrate their ability.

The homer expectations, surrounding Jayson Tatum, are in need of an adjustment. Let’s take a look at a few rookies, who are ahead of Tatum in the primary categories.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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New England is now fully immersed in the brisk whirlwind of the holiday season. This is a conflicted time for sports fans.

The threadbare traditions and awkward reunion of estranged family members only serves to interrupt our connection to our favorite teams. And it happens right when we’re in the thick of things.

How can one prioritize with so many agendas – family or sports? Surely there will come a moment when you’ll have to choose.

But do not worry. Trifecta Sports has your back.

We’re here to abbreviate all of the Boston Sports highlights so that fans can stay tuned in, all while going through the motions of the season. I promise to be even more critical and unforgiving, when eviscerating the play of New England teams.

So do your thing! Put a smile on for the family. And keep coming to Trifecta for sports news, whenever you get a free second to pretend that you’re bathroom.

You already know what this is, folks. It’s time for another perturbed installment of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Walking in Winter Wonderland Edition.

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