Tristan Thompson Dominates Celtics, Has Words With Marcus Smart & Isaiah Thomas
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If you were still watching the Cavs beatdown on the Celtics in Game 1 late in the third quarter you saw Marcus Smart try to make the game more entertaining by getting in the face of Tristan Thompson. This led to a bunch of noise, complaints to refs and amusing facial expressions on the players. It also led to a little (no pun intended) verbal exchange with Isaiah Thomas that put a smile on the face of Iman Shumpert and ended with Kyrie Irving pointing at the scoreboard in front of Thomas. The scoreboard said, “You are down by 25 in the third and unless Kelly Olynyk injures LeBron, Love and Irving with ‘unintentional’ close-outs, you are going to lose the game.”
The Celtics would end up losing by “only” 13 as LeBron and Love combined for 70 points and Tristan Thompson finished with 20 points (three more than Thomas and the equivalent of Smart, Olynyk and Horford combined) on a perfect seven-for-seven from the field to go with nine boards and two steals.