NBA Cowboy Call-Ups: Smart shines as season winds to an end

Darnell Pointer

Sports Blogger



Marcus Smart, guard, Boston Celtics (10.6 ppg, 4.5 ast, 3.9 reb)

Marcus Smart played well last week, as he recorded numbers well above his season averages. Smart tallied his second double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to the Bucks on Wednesday night. In the loss, Smart also picked up his eighth technical foul of the season, eight away from being suspended for one game. Smart recorded 14 points and five assists in the win against the Knicks on Sunday as the Celtics prepare for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Smart finished the week averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 assists per game.

(Odie M, Flickr)

Tony Allen, guard, Memphis Grizzlies (9.1 ppg, 5.6 reb, 1.7 stl)

It was an unlucky week for Tony Allen, as he shot 37 percent in the three games he played. Allen also missed a key game against the Spurs with an eye injury he suffered in a win against the Lakers. Allen recorded a near double-double, 13 points and nine rebounds, in the win against the Lakers. Allen grabbed 22 boards this past week, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game. Allen’s poor shooting caused his season average to drop. He averaged eight points per game last week.

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