Marcus Smart ruled out for Game 4 due to sprained ankle

Marcus Smart ruled out for Game 4 due to sprained ankle

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Marcus Smart ruled out for Game 4 due to sprained ankle

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Mark Murphy: Celtics announce that Marcus Smart (sprained right ankle) is out. Robert Williams (knee) and Jayson Tatum (shoulder impingement) are available.
Source: Twitter @Murf56

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Monday night’s 102-82 loss in Boston: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Awful at the outset.
2. Victor Oladipo tries to provide spark.
3. Jayson Tatum does that for Celtics.
4. Now a waiting game with Tyler Herro.
5. Marcus Smart out; Derrick White steps up. – 11:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart is always giving teammates defensive tips during huddles. He just had a pretty long chat with Robert Williams and demonstrated some pointers to him during this timeout. – 9:37 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Derrick White has 10 points, three rebounds, three steals, two assists and at least two offensive fouls drawn with five minutes left in the second quarter. Just a huge start from him with Marcus Smart out. – 9:28 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Marcus Smart is on the #Celtics bench in a hoodie with matching sweats. I miss the matching satin sets from Miami, honestly. – 8:53 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Starting lineups for Heat and Celtics. Not a surprise, but Jimmy Butler playing. Derrick White in for Marcus Smart. Robert Williams returns and is starting. pic.twitter.com/hByBjW3yUP8:08 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Marcus Smart out due to swollen ankle, Robert Williams III will play for Celtics in Game 4 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/23/mar…7:57 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
In a game the Celtics have to have, they’re missing arguably their most important player. Jayson Tatum may be their best, but no one does quite what Marcus Smart does for Boston. W/@Shams Charania theathletic.com/news/celtics-m…7:51 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Marcus Smart being OUT for Game 4 presents a golden opportunity for Miami to go up 3-1. He was the catalyst in the Game 2 blowout and has been an asset at both ends. Heat already playing with house money and can land Boston in serious trouble if they take advantage tonight – 7:47 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics are 5-8 in the 13 games Marcus Smart missed this year, including the Game 2 win at home vs. Milwaukee and the Game 1 loss at Miami. – 7:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Derrick White will start tonight in place of sidelined Marcus Smart. – 7:32 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Tyler Herro, Celtics’ Marcus Smart out for Game 4 of East finals. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…7:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Celtics injury report for Game 4:
Marcus Smart (right ankle sprain) – OUT
Jayson Tatum – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – AVAILABLE – 7:26 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Celtics: Marcus Smart (right ankle sprain) – OUT – 7:26 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics announce that Marcus Smart (sprained right ankle) is out. Robert Williams (knee) and Jayson Tatum (shoulder impingement) are available. – 7:24 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Marcus Smart out. Robert Williams in for tonight. – 7:24 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Marcus Smart officially out tonight. Robert Williams is in – 7:24 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Marcus Smart is out tonight for Boston.
Robert Williams is in. – 7:23 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
So no Tyler Herro, no Marcus Smart
It’s a game – 7:23 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart had been ruled out. Robert Williams is available. – 7:23 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics say Marcus Smart is out and Robert Williams is available for tonight’s Game 4. – 7:23 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart is out with an ankle sprain per Celtics, but Rob Williams will return from knee soreness. – 7:23 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (ankle sprain) will not play tonight in Game 4 against the Miami Heat. Robert Williams will play. – 7:23 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Marcus Smart is OUT tonight, Celtics say. – 7:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart is OUT for Game 4. – 7:23 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss Game 4 vs. Miami tonight. There has been increased swelling in his sprained right ankle. – 7:23 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
Marcus Smart just arrived at TD Garden, limping badly. Hard to imagine he plays tonight – 7:19 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime characterizes Marcus Smart’s ankle as “quite swollen”… Says Marcus is known to play through a lot though so still waiting on him testing it – 6:52 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Celtics coach Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart’s ankle is “pretty swollen . . . it is quite swollen.” – 6:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is testing things out pregame, but that his ankle is “quite swollen”. – 6:52 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams temain questionable. Ime Udoka said both are testing their injuries over the next 15 minutes. – 6:49 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Ime Udoka says both Rob Williams and Marcus Smart are being tested for injury and they will know in the next 15 minutes on their status – 6:47 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart and Robert Williams will both go through testing in the next 15 monutes to see if they can play tonight. – 6:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Celtics coach Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III remain questionable at the moment due to their injuries. – 6:47 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart and Robert Williams remain questionable. Multiple reports that Williams likely will play – 6:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams are still questionable, per Ime Udoka. Team expects to know if they’ll play in the next 15 minutes or so. – 6:47 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams remain questionable and will get tested out in the next 15 minutes, per Ime Udoka. – 6:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Robert Willians and Marcus Smart are both still questionable and will get tested within the next 15 minutes. – 6:47 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
The numbers behind Marcus Smart winning the 2021-22 NBA Hustle Award… pic.twitter.com/mngTNIj50F1:38 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart has won the NBA’s Hustle Award for the second time, the league announced. The award recognizes players for their work outside the box score, highlighting their performance in the league’s tracking data areas like deflections, box outs, etc. – 1:35 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The DPOY just racked up another honor. Marcus Smart has won the NBA’s Hustle Award for the second time in his career. – 1:31 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
NBA says Celtics’ Marcus Smart won the Hustle Award. pic.twitter.com/Z3D19mR2a81:29 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been named the winner of the 2021-22 NBA Hustle Award. He’s the first two-time winner of the avoid, previously winning in 2018-19. – 1:29 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
In the most literal sense, the charge Marcus Smart took on Bam Adebayo was a collision of two of the top defenders in the NBA. In our chat, Bam explains how he’s looking way past any individual comparisons in the Eastern finals, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/3327402/2022/0…11:03 AM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
Miami. Boston. This would be the series for Bam Adebayo to air his personal grievances, about Marcus Smart and DPOY voting and all-defense voting. And in a way, he’s taking the opportunity to be heard, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/3327402/2022/0…9:34 AM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard questionable for Game 4 vs. Heat after suffering sprained ankle
cbssports.com/nba/news/marcu…7:39 PM

More on this storyline

Jay King: Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is still dealing with significant swelling. Robert Williams has made progress, per Udoka. Jayson Tatum is “good to go.” -via Twitter @ByJayKing / May 23, 2022
The Vertical: Marcus Smart (ankle sprain) and Robert Williams (knee soreness) are questionable for Game 4 tomorrow. The Celtics have listed Jayson Tatum as probable. pic.twitter.com/hIQwQponsx -via Twitter @YahooSportsNBA / May 22, 2022

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