Update: Smart led the Celtics reserves with 13 points (4-11 FG, 5-5 FT) and added seven rebounds, an assist and four steals over 35 minutes in Thursday's series-ending 104-92 loss to the Hawks.
Analysis: The sophomore's minutes were back up over 30 after a dip to 25 in the Game 5 defeat, and Smart responded with his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort of the series. He also managed his second-highest amount of boards in the first round, and set a series-high in steals. After an up-and-down regular season on offense, Smart's contributions on the scoreboard were much improved in the first round, as he helped shoulder some of the load when Avery Bradley was lost for the rest of the series with a hamstring injury late in Game 1. Already one of coach Brad Stevens' key young pieces on an emerging squad, Smart would be in line for a major leap forward next season if he's able to further refine his shooting skills this summer.