Smart (foot) is probable for Thursday's Game 2 against the Heat, Brian Robb of The Springfield Republican reports. Smart was held out of Game 1 due to a right foot sprain, with the Celtics losing 118-107. Al Horford (COVID-19), who was out for Game 1, is expected to be sidelined for Game 2 as well, but Boston should at least get back Smart. In the playoffs, the guard has averaged 15.0 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 36.5 minutes. It remains to be seen if Smart will be on a minutes limit in his return. That information could arrive closer to tipoff.
Smart (foot) is "aiming" to make his return during Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Smart presumably suffered the foot injury during Sunday's Game 7 win over the Bucks and was subsequently sidelined for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston fumbled a double-digit halftime lead to Miami on Tuesday, so Smart's return would likely be a big boost for Game 2. However, Haynes says that the point guard's status depends on how his foot responds to treatment during Boston's day off.
Smart (foot) will not be available for Tuesday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami. Roughly 90 minutes before tip-off, the Celtics issued an updated injury report indicating that Smart will not be available, while Al Horford will also sit out after entering COVID-19 protocols. Smart was listed as questionable coming into the day due to a sprained right foot, which he appeared to sustain during Sunday's Game 7 win over Milwaukee. With Smart sidelined for at least one contest, expect Derrick White and Payton Pritchard to each pick up increased minutes.
Smart is considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami due to a sprained foot, Jay King of The Athletic reports. Smart was banged up throughout the Celtics' Round 2 series against Milwaukee, and he appeared to tweak his foot during Sunday's Game 7. However, he remained in the game and finished with 11 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 37 minutes. Coach Ime Udoka said Monday that Smart's foot is "pretty tender and sore," so the team will wait to see how he feels Tuesday morning before issuing an update.
Smart posted 21 points (8-16 FG, 5-9 3Pt), five rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes during Friday's 108-95 victory over the Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Smart found his stroke from deep en route to his first 20-plus point performance of the second round. The point guard also dished out a team-high seven assists, marking his third outing of at least 20 points and six dimes during the playoffs. Smart faltered at the end of Game 5, but he bounced back in a big way during Game 6. His play in Game 7 will likely play a major role in determining who advances to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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