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The Celtics may be without one of their best players for the game. Marcus Smart, the team’s star shooting guard, is listed as questionable due to an ankle injury.

The Boston Celtics are in Florida for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat on Wednesday evening, with the series currently tied at 2-2.

In Game 3, the former Oklahoma State star was injured

Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics will miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

Despite the fact that he did not play in Game 4, the Celtics won by a score of 102-82.

Fortunately, the Celtics were able to win without Smart on the court. Marcus Smart was sidelined with a right ankle sprain sustained in the second half of Game 3.

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Marcus Smart rolled his ankle hard while attempting to grab a rebound, and then his ankle went under Kyle Lowry as they both fell to the ground.


Game 6 will be played in Massachusetts, with Game 7 (if necessary) in Florida. The series winner will advance to the NBA Finals, where they will face either the Dallas Mavericks or the Golden State Warriors for the championship.

Marcus Smart was injured in Game 5 and had to be replaced as a forward

Marcus Smart has been plagued by injuries throughout the postseason. With a correct midfoot sprain, he missed Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat.

Smart’s latest setback is that he is questionable for Game 5. Celtics center Robert Williams III will be questionable after missing Game 3 due to knee soreness.

He was recently named the 2021-22 NBA Hustle Award winner

Marcus Smart was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first guard to do so since Gary Payton. He was also named to the All-Defensive First Team.

Marcus is also the current recipient of the NBA Hustle Award for 2021-22. He is the first player to win this award multiple times, previously earning it in 2018-19.

According to the NBA, the Hustle Award was created to recognize “players who do the little things that don’t always show up within the standard discipline ranking.” According to the Celtics Blog, it is largely based on the Hustle stats, which the NBA began tracking during the 2016 postseason.


Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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