Reacting to Marcus Smart’s Boston Celtics tribute

Memphis Grizzlies veteran point guard Marcus Smart, after nine seasons with the Boston Celtics and being the focal point of a pivotal trade that brought star big man Kristaps Porzingis to Boston from the Washington Wizards, was celebrated during his return to TD Garden this past Sunday.

In the tilt’s second quarter, he received the “Hero Among Us” award for his charitable work in Boston, and a heartfelt video tribute played in the contest’s first quarter. Following his emotional return, CLNS Media reporters Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon discussed the events of the evening, including the NBA-leading Celtics’ dominant 131-91 win against the Grizzlies, who were missing 13 key players due to injuries. Yes, really — 13. Rookie wing Jordan Walsh also scored his first NBA points in emphatic fashion.

To get the eagle-eyed view of how the big return for Smart went as well as that of the game, check out the clip embedded below.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire