Marcus Smart will walk into Game 2 of the semifinals as questionable and will be a game time decision, according to Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka.
Smart has a right quadriceps contusion and was hit in the same spot twice before wincing off the court in the third quarter of Game 1. It’s worth mentioning that Smart missed six games in January for the same right quad contusion.
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka gave an update on Smart’s recent status:
”It’s something that’s going to be stiff. He got hit twice there. He’s had this in the past obviously where he missed games this year. So it’s more than just pain tolerance. It’s tightness and restriction of movement as well.”
We all know how tough Smart is and how hard he works to put on for his team. If the decision is up to him I guarantee that he’ll play in this second game against the Bucks.
Smart is the ultimate wildcard for the Celtics. If he doesn’t play tonight, I’m unsure if Boston will be able to replace the level of production Smart can offer in the playoffs.
The Boston Celtics take on the Bucks in Boston at 7PM. We’ll have to find out soon about Smart’s status for Game 2.