Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Marcus Smart is officially listed as questionable for Game 1 with a right mid-foot sprain. Robert Williams III is not listed on the injury report. – 5:04 PM
Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Re: Marcus Smart: Hard to predict a return to play timeline as the term midfoot is a bit of a catchall label & can refer to multiple areas of the foot & involve various ligaments. Anthony Davis missed 18 games earlier this year w/ an injury diagnosed as a midfoot sprain. – 4:20 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
During his availability, Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is questionable for Game 1 with a midfoot sprain he suffered during Game 7, & that Robert Williams won’t have any restrictions in Game 1. Udoka said before Game 7 Williams was available but he didn’t want to shift his rotation. – 1:54 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Celtics say Marcus Smart suffered a mid-foot sprain in Game 7 against the Bucks, according to Coach Ime Udoka, and is questionable for Game 1 against the Heat. – 1:54 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Ime Udoka said Robert Williams will be available with no minutes restriction in Game 1. Williams missed the last four games of the second round with knee soreness.
Udoka also said Marcus Smart has a mid foot sprain and is questionable for Game 1. – 1:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown went WAY too early with that shot, but the Celtics somehow benefited from it. They steal it from Giannis and he picks up his second foul, sending Marcus Smart to the line with three shots with 0.9 seconds left. – 4:47 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Annnd Giannis Antetokounmpo picks up his second foul with nine-tenths of a second left before the half, and Marcus Smart gets three shtos. :-/ – 4:47 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
A big reason the Celtics have been so dynamic on defense this season is due to how much Marcus Smart has grown as a playmaker on offense.
Smart being able to effectively run the show unlocks the Cs ability to play personnel that is really, really hard to score against. – 4:39 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart spent timeout doing form shooting work as the rest of the team gets a water break. He’s only taken two shots so far today and missed them both. – 4:31 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
That’s a brutal fall for Marcus Smart.
Giannis Antetokounmpo got tripped up by Jaylen Brown and then Marcus Smart fell over the top of Antetokounmpo’s body falling to the floor.
He’s up, but that did not look good. – 4:02 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart crashed to the floor so hard he bounced off the parquet, but he’s slowly making his way to his feet and he’s walking it off. Giannis was down too but seems ok. – 4:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for Game 7:
Jrue Holiday – 3:12 PM