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Green-on-green round of 16: Smart vs Nader

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Who will come out on top in what should be a physical matchup between Marcus Smart and Abdel Nader?

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This matchup could be interesting as the 4th seeded Marcus Smart takes on the 13 seed in Abdel Nader. This tournament seems to be built for Smart: he is a ruthless defender that can dominate most opponents physically on both ends. The rookie could give Smart a run for his money because Nader plays with a level of aggression that he’ll need to survive against his opponent.

Will one of the Celtics newest additions from the 2016 draft take out a now four-year veteran in Smart or will The Cobra muscle his way to the next round? The winner of this match up will take on the winner of Marcus Morris vs Semi Ojeleye.

Poll

Who wins this round of 16 duel and moves on to the next stage?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Marcus Smart
    (349 votes)
  • 21%
    Abdel Nader
    (97 votes)
446 votes total Vote Now