BOSTON CelticsCoach Ime Udoka stated that he anticipates Marcus SmartTo be listed as questionable in Tuesday's Game 2 against The Milwaukee Bucks.
Smart, the 2021-22 NBA defensive player of the year, was suffering from a right-side quad contusion. In the third quarter, Smart took two shots to the quad on back-toback plays.
Udoka stated, “He's tough and will try to get through it.” “We'll get him some therapy today and then see how he feels tomorrow.”
On Monday afternoon, Boston's official injury reports will be available.
Smart had to exercise after he left the game in quarter three. He continued to play until Udoka pulled out his starters at 1:59 in the 101-89 defeat.
Udoka explained that Smart has more issues than just tolerating it. Smart missed six games in January due to the quad issue.
“It's something stiff. Udoka stated that he was hit twice. “He has had similar experiences in the past, where he missed games. It's not just about pain tolerance. It can also cause tightness or restriction of movement.
“We'll spend today receiving treatment, and then in the morning we'll get more and see how he feels at game-time.”
Smart had to leave the game at 1:12 in the second quarter because of a stinger, which left him hanging from his right arm and walking off the court. Udoka indicated that this wasn't an issue Tuesday.
Smart was able to score 10 points and assist six times in 33 minutes.
Jaylen BrownUdoka stated that Brown entered Sunday's game with a lingering problem in his hamstring, but that he didn’t believe it limited Brown, despite his 4-of-13 shooting performance.
Udoka explained that it was more a result of the guards who were protecting us. He said, “We had some good looking three, some wide open eyes he got there. You didn't see any limitations when you attacked the basket. He was happy to be out of the game.