For the Celtics, Teddy Rozier was electric down the stretch.
In his five games in the Las Vegas Summer League, Smart is averaging 16 points and 4.2 assists per contest.
Rozier has said on more than one occasion how he wants to make the most of every opportunity he gets this summer, and Thursday was indeed one of those games. As Smart fell, he landed awkwardly on his right hand, and his screams were heard clearly throughout the quiet Thomas & Mack Center.
Additional tests will be performed, but a source close to Smart told CSNNE.com that “he should be okay” and added that initial tests have the Celtics “almost 100 percent sure nothing” is broken.
So, his success won’t necessarily translate to success against NBA-caliber competition. He had 19 points for Boston on the night, including the final eight points of the game to seal the win over Portland.
With Thursday’s win over the Blazers, the two-seeded Celtics will now play the San Antonio Spurs in the Las Vegas quarterfinals on Saturday.