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Sean Grande: Marcus Smart is officially out tonight. He's missed 13 of the first 23 games. Boston is +30 when he's on the court, -59 when he's not. Twitter @SeanGrandePBP

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Injuries to two key Celtics will affect the team at both ends of the floor during tonight’s matchup with the 76ers. Boston will take on Philadelphia without the services of guards Marcus Smart and Marcus Thornton. Smart is listed as day-to-day with a strained left Achilles, and Thornton is set to undergo an MRI today on his strained left calf. NBA.com

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The Celtics do not plan on practicing Thursday and will hold only a walk through session prior to Friday’s game, so there isn’t much of a window for Smart to make up for lost time. Still, Smart is optimistic he’ll be able to impact his first career game against the Lakers. “It’€™s the rivalry,” he said. “We’€™ve got 17 [championships]; they’€™ve got 16. Everybody knows that. I’€™m excited. I definitely feel like I’€™ll be ready Friday to give a little bit more, but it really comes down to how coach feels and if he feels like I’€™m able to give more.” WEEI.com

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The Celtics ruled out rookie guard Marcus Smart from playing in Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls on early Thursday. The 21-year-old returned to practice on Wednesday after missing two-plus weeks of action with a sprained left ankle and bone bruise. Smart was only able to take part in a portion of the session however, as he continues to work his way back from the injury. The Celtics have gone just 2-5 in games he has missed. Smart was expected to miss just 2-3 weeks after suffering the ankle injury back on Nov. 7 against the Indiana Pacers, but Celtics head coach Brad Stevens insisted at Wednesday’s practice the team would not rush the no. 6 overall pick back into game action. Boston Globe

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