Marcus Smart

#36 SG / Boston Celtics / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lb Age: 25 College: Oklahoma State

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: To remain on minutes limit

    Marcus Smart will remain on a minutes limit for Wednesday's Game 5, Tom Westerholm of reports.Smart, who returned to action in Game 4, will still be somewhat limited according to coach Brad Stevens. For context, Smart saw 15 minutes in Game 4 while he averaged 27.5 during the regular season. Ultimately Smart's likely to see an uptick in run compared to Monday and could see a greater boost depending on his play.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Hoping for extended minutes

    Marcus Smart said he hopes to play longer stints in Wednesday's Game 5 against Milwaukee than he did in Game 4, Jay King of The Athletic reports.Smart made his return to action in Monday's Game 4 -- almost a full month after he last took the floor before suffering an oblique injury against the Magic on April 7. While Smart connected on a three-pointer in the first half, it would prove to be his only basket of the game, and he finished 1-of-7 from three while failing to attempt a single two-pointer. It's possible Smart could see a slight bump in minutes Wednesday, but the Boston Celtics may lean toward more consistent shooters after converting only 9-of-41 three-point attempts as a team in Game 4.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Plays 15 minutes in return

    Marcus Smart (oblique) posted three points (1-7 FG, 1-7 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal in 15 minutes off the bench Monday in the Boston Celtics' 113-101 loss to the Bucks in Game 4 of the series.Back in action approximately one month after tearing a side muscle in the penultimate game of the regular season, Smart struggled to make an impact on either end during his time on the court. Smart should gradually take on more playing time as he becomes further removed from the injury, but he may only have one more opportunity to suit up this season with the Celtics on the brink of elimination.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Cleared to play

    Marcus Smart (oblique) will play in Game 4 against Milwaukee on Monday night.After battling through an oblique injury that he suffered during one of Boston's final regular-season contests, Smart has gained clearance to return to game action, and he's done so much sooner than initially expected. He averaged 8.9 points along with 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds over 80 games during the 2018-2019 campaign and served as the starting shooting guard for the Celtics, although it's been decided that he'll come off the bench in Game 4. Head coach Brad Stevens noted that while Smart won't be on a minutes restriction, he'll play "short stints," according to the play-by-play announcer of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Expected to be game-time call

    Marcus Smart (oblique) could end up being a game-time decision for Monday's Game 4 against Milwaukee, Marc D'Amico of Boston reports.Smart went through practice Sunday and sounded optimistic about his chances to return Monday, stating that the only hurdle remaining was waking up without pain. The Celtics haven't commented on Smart's availability yet -- he remains questionable on the injury report -- and it sounds as though they'll wait until closer to game time to issue an update. "He's a big, big part of our team," Irving said of Smart on Sunday. "He alleviates a lot of different pressures out there throughout the game, makes my job a lot easier."

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Officially upgraded to questionable

    Marcus Smart (oblique) is considered questionable for Game 4 against the Bucks on Monday, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.This is more good news for the Boston Celtics, as Smart went through 3-on-3 drills Saturday and was finally cleared for full contact Sunday. He's certainly trending in the right direction at this point, although a final decision on his status for Game 4 won't be made until closer to tipoff.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Could play Monday

    Marcus Smart (oblique) is hopeful to play in Monday's Game 4 against Milwaukee.Smart's recovery has progressed much more quickly than expected, and as of Sunday he's been cleared for full contact. Smart went though 3-on-3 work at practice Saturday, and the Boston Celtics will now wait to see how he feels Monday morning before issuing an update.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Progresses to contact work

    Marcus Smart (oblique) participated in one-on-one contact work Thursday against an assistant, Brian Robb of reports.Smart will presumably still be out for Friday's Game 3 against the Bucks, but it appears his recovery is going well. Chances are, given the initial timetable for his recovery, Smart's return would occur in a potential Conference Finals matchup.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Officially out for Game 1

    Marcus Smart (oblique) is listed as out for Game 1 against the Bucks on Sunday, Jay King of The Athletic reports.As expected Smart won't play in Game 1. He recently began running again and isn't projected to return until at least the Conference Finals.

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    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Running on treadmill

    Marcus Smart (oblique) progressed to running on a treadmill Tuesday, Jay King of The Athletic reports.Smart remains out indefinitely while working back from a relatively severe oblique injury, which kept him out of Round 1 and is expected to sideline him for the entirety of Round 2, as well. Smart was initially given a 4-to-6-week timetable after sustaining the injury late in the regular season, though coach Brad Stevens referred to that projection as "aggressive," so the Boston Celtics will likely have to advance to the Conference Finals, or beyond, for Smart to return to the floor this season. Nonetheless, the fact that he's been cleared to resume running ahead of schedule represents a step in the right direction.