Boston Celtics Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Irving poured in 26 points (11-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 assists, eight steals, three rebounds and one block across 34 minutes in Monday's 107-99 win over the Heat.
Impact: Not only did Irving continue to prove why he is one of the best offensive players in the game right now, but he flashed his defense Monday night with a season-high eight steals in the victory. Irving can certainly do it on offense most nights as evidenced by his double-double Monday, but the defense is something that will take the Celtics team to the next level.
News: Horford logged 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal across 32 minutes in Monday's 107-99 victory over the Heat.
Impact: Horford recorded his first double-double in the last five games Monday night, doing all his damage in the paint on offense and defense. He continues to perform as one of the more agile and versatile centers in the game right now.
News: Tatum registered 19 points (8-13 FG, 3-3 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 31 minutes in Monday's 107-99 win over the Heat.
Impact: Tatum didn't do much besides score Monday night, but it was encouraging to see how efficient he was on the night, nailing all three of his three-point attempts en route to a 62 percent shooting percentage on the night. Tatum is touted as one of the better younger players in the game, and his efficiency is just one reason why his play is so strong.
News: Morris recorded 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 31 minutes in Monday's 107-99 win over the Heat.
Impact: Morris struggled in the starting role of late, having averaged 7.5 points over his last four games, but his output Monday night puts him right back on track with where he was performing before the mini slump. Morris should be a solid source of points and rebounds moving forward.
News: Smart will not be suspended for his altercation with the Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry during Saturday's game, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The league will fine Smart $35,000, but the defensive-minded guard won't be subject to any additional discipline, so expect him to be in action Monday night against the Heat. Over his previous 10 games, Smart is averaging 10.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from three.