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Marcus Smart wants to ‘come back as fast as possible’

Marcus Smart (right) with Kings owner Patrick Lyons.Christine Hurley

Marcus Smart claims he’s the best bowler on the Celtics, but the injured guard couldn’t show off his skills at Kings Dining & Entertainment the other night.

Smart — who recently had surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb — arrived at the new Seaport establishment cradling a heavily wrapped hand and wrist. Although the 24-year-old said he was disappointed he couldn’t participate in the second annual Bowling Bash for his YounGameChanger Foundation, he also seemed encouraged.

“Hand is doing well,” he said. “The doctor said the surgery was a success.”

“I’m taking it day by day,” he continued. “There’s really no timetable. I’m not trying to rush anything. As bad as I want to be out there, I know my teammates are going to play as hard as they can. I know they’re awaiting my return — whenever that is. I’m just going to attack this rehab process and try to come back as fast as possible.”


The bowling bash drew a few boldfacers, including Walter McCarty, Dana Barros, Graeme Townshend, E-Money, DJ Pup Dog, former Miss Massachusetts Julia Scaparotti, and Kings owner Patrick Lyons.

(Nicole Yang, Boston.com)