Smart and the Celtics won't play Wednesday against Orlando after the game was postponed, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Celtics also had games Sunday (vs. MIA) and Tuesday (vs. CHI) postponed, so this will be the third consecutive game nixed by the league. For the time being, Boston does not have the required eight players necessary for games to take place.
Smart and the Celtics won't play the Bulls on Tuesday since the game was postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It's the second consecutive postponement for the Celtics due to COVID-19 issues, as Sunday's matchup with the Heat was also pushed back. Boston is currently scheduled to play Wednesday versus Orlando, though it's certainly possible that contest is postponed, as well.
Smart and the Celtics won't play the Heat on Sunday since the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Celtics were poised to play short-handed Sunday with seven players out due to NBA health and safety protocols, but a late, inclusive test result meant the Heat wouldn't have the mandatory minimum of eight players available. Boston's immediate outlook remains in flux given the extensive injury report, but it is currently scheduled to play the Bulls on Tuesday.
Smart (thumb) had nine points (3-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds and one steal during Wednesday's 107-105 win against the Heat.
Smart's first game back from a thumb injury had its ups and downs. He helped limit the Heat defense to 19 second-quarter points before getting benched for committing four fouls in said quarter. Though he logged half of his assists during the fourth, Smart also shot 0-for-4 for zero points while Wednesday's game went down to the wire.
Smart (thumb) will play Wednesday against the Heat, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
The 26-year-old was considered questionable after missing Monday's contest with the right thumb sprain, but he'll be back on the court after the one-game absence. Smart is averaging 12.6 points, 6.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 33.1 minutes this season.
Smart (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Smart missed his first game of the season Monday with a thumb injury, which opened up more playing time for Payton Pritchard and Tremont Waters. If the 26-year-old guard is forced to miss more time, those two would continue to benefit along with possibly Jeff Teague, who is also questionable with an ankle injury.
Smart (thumb) won't be available for Monday's game against the Raptors.
Smart received the questionable tag due to the right thumb sprain and will end up missing his first game of the season. The Celtics are short on guard depth with Jeff Teague (ankle) and Kemba Walker (knee) also unavailable, so rookie Payton Pritchard could enter the starting five.
Smart is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors due to a sprained right thumb.
Smart picked up the injury during Sunday's narrow win over Detroit, in which he had 17 points and a season-high 10 assists. There's a chance he'll be held out on the second night of the back-to-back, which would leave the Celtics shorthanded with Jeff Teague (ankle) and Kemba Walker (knee) already ruled out.
Smart generated 17 points (5-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists and three rebounds across 34 minutes in Sunday's 122-120 win over the Pistons.
Smart is playing well as the official placeholder for Kemba Walker, who should make his return later in the month. Even though Smart's role will reduce to a degree, he'll benefit from Boston's tight backcourt rotation, and he has the tools to provide support at either guard position.
Smart scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 3-6 3PT, 0-3 FT) to go along with three rebounds, nine assists, and three steals across 38 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pistons.
Smart attempted a season-high 14 shots, though he struggled to convert from the field and free-throw line. Despite problems with his shot, Smart found other ways to contribute by logging a season-best nine assists. Unsurprisingly, Smart has also continued to rack up defensive stats and has three steals in consecutive contests.
Smart has suffered a contusion in his shoulder but will play through it after an MRI and X-ray came back clean, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Smart himself noted he doesn't know how the injury happened. Regardless, he's not expected to miss any time, and he'll likely be playing with a compression shirt under his jersey to help it heal. In five appearances this season, he's averaging 11.6 points, 5.6 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32.0 minutes.
Smart scored 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-9 3PT) to go with four assists, three steals, two rebounds and one block across 26 minutes in a 126-107 win over Memphis on Wednesday.
The defensive menace recorded a season-high three steals, each of which sparked transition buckets as Boston held a comfortable lead throughout the game. Smart has taken a step back from last season on offense, averaging two fewer points per game this year, but he has recorded multiple steals in three of his five starts. The guard registered less than 30 minutes played for the first time this season with his services unneeded in the fourth quarter as the Celtics continued to pull away.
Smart posted 13 points (4-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 32 minutes in Friday's 123-95 loss to the Nets.
Smart will continue to see an increased role until Kemba Walker returns. While this is a familiar role for Smart, his appearances in the preseason and the first two games of the season have fallen short of expectations. His assist totals have salvaged his fantasy value to a degree, but he'll need to put together a string of strong games if he hopes to get back to his 12.9 ppg-average from last season.
Smart posted seven points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists in Friday's 113-89 defeat against the Nets. He also had two steals, a block and three turnovers in the game.
Smart wasn't too effective with his shots Friday, and he turned the ball over a little too much as well. He will try to do better in Boston's regular-season opener against Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Smart generated 20 points (8-22 FG, 4-13 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in Sunday's 125-113 season-ending Eastern Conference finals Game 6 loss.
Smart's 22 field-goal attempts were a new career playoff high, and he was a big part of both Boston's comeback early in the fourth quarter and demise later in the quarter. Early in the fourth, Smart and Jaylen Brown provided fierce ball pressure that led to easy fast-break buckets. But late in the game, Smart was one of a few Celtics who took ill-advised three-point attempts that derailed the team's offense. For reasons unknown, crunch time saw the Celtics settle for lazy jumpers instead of attacking the basket -- the strategy that had helped them gain the lead. They'll now shift their focus to the 2020-21 season. Smart has two more years remaining on his contract with the Celtics.
Smart manufactured 20 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 10-10 FT), six assists and four boards over 36 minutes in Saturday's Eastern Conference finals Game 3 win over the Heat.
In addition to his efficient offensive effort, Smart also played significant minutes guarding Heat star Goran Dragic. Smart's aggressive ball pressure led to Dragic shooting only 2-for-10 from the field, a sharp decline after Dragic's impressive outings in Games 1 and 2. But maybe Smart's most impressive feat was his perfection from the free throw line. Smart, a career 77.5 percent free throw shooter, drained all 10 of his attempts from the charity stripe. He was also a key part of a Celtics offense that decided to focus more on ball movement and rugged drives to the basket. The new approach helped Boston improve versus Miami's unique zone defense. Smart and his Celtics teammates must now wait until Wednesday for the pivotal Game 4 contest. Miami still leads the series two games to one.
Smart generated 26 points (9-18 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's 117-114 overtime Game 1 loss to the Heat.
Smart was one point shy of tying his career playoff scoring high. The versatile wing was particularly hot in the first half and, frankly, deserved the ball more in the fourth quarter. He's now hit 32 three-pointers in a 12 bubble playoff games (2.7 per game). The only dilemma with Smart's strong play is the bench lacks scoring punch now that Smart is starting for an injured Gordon Hayward (ankle). Smart and his Boston teammates will look to turn things around in Game 2 on Thursday.
Smart had 23 points (7-15 FG, 6-11 3PT, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday's Game 6 double-overtime loss to Toronto.
Smart was one of three Celtics to play at least 50 minutes in a game that will go down as one of the most memorable of the entire season. Smart was once again hot from beyond the arc, drilling six threes for the second time in the series. Through six games, he's 22-of-51 from deep (43.1 percent).
Smart finished with eight points (2-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in 41 minutes during Saturday's Game 4 loss against the Raptors.
Smart has been regressing as the series against the Raptors has progressed, maxing out at 21 points in Game 1 but scoring under 12 points in each of the last two contests. He still has decent fantasy value due to his ability to stuff the stat sheet with ease, but his value will undoubtedly take a hit if he can't score as he did in the first two games of the series.
Smart registered 19 points (6-13 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 102-99 Game 2 win over the Raptors.
Smart has gone a combined 11-for-20 from three-point range in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals so far, and it's clear the Raptors have not had answers for his perimeter offense. Smart is bound to regress at some point since he's never made more than 37 percent of his threes in any of his six NBA seasons, but there's no question the electric guard is making quite an impact in the first two games of the series.
|Last 7 Games|
|01/17||vs NY||L 75-105||29||10||2||2||0||2||0|
|01/15||vs ORL||W 124-97||28||14||2||2||1||1||0|
|01/08||vs WAS||W 116-107||36||13||5||5||3||2||0|
|01/06||@ MIA||W 107-105||32||9||4||6||0||1||0|
|01/04||@ TOR||W 126-114||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|01/03||@ DET||W 122-120||34||17||3||10||2||0||1|
|01/01||@ DET||L 93-96||38||13||3||9||4||3||0|
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