Marcus Smart injury updates will tell you what happened to the Celtics basketball player Marcus Smart who suffered an ankle injury recently.
Marcus Smart Injury Update
The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers met in the Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 4 on Sunday. Marcus Smart played the game despite multiple injuries, including an ankle problem. He hasn’t missed a single playoff game despite being listed as injured.
Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon, while Smart is a necessary player for Boston in Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), are also good options. Boston has a deep guard rotation and Smart’s usage isn’t enough to affect their playing time.
What happened to Marcus Smart
On Sunday, the Boston Celtics travelled to Pennsylvania to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of their series. Marcus Smart, the Celtics’ key player, despite having to deal with a number of issues including an ankle injury performed well during the 2023 NBA Playoffs. He averaged 15.8 points, 4.11 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.18 steals while shooting 47.7%.
Smart was with the Celtics all nine seasons of his career. He helped lead the team to four Eastern Conference Finals over the last six seasons. They also made it to the NBA Finals where they were defeated by the Golden State Warriors after six games.
The Celtics were the second seed of the Eastern Conference with a record of 57-25. The Celtics won their first round matchup with the Atlanta Hawks after six games. They were 2-1 up on the 76ers at the time in their second round series.
The 76ers had a 54-24 record during the regular season and had swept Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics won the next two games with double-digit margins after losing the first game at home. The Eastern Conference Finals will be played between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
Marcus Smart: Who is he?
Marcus Osmond Smart plays basketball professionally for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Smart played college ball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys before he became a professional basketball player.
He was selected by the Celtics as the sixth pick overall in the NBA draft in 2014. Initially, he served as a reserve player. In 2018, he became a regular starter and in 2021 he became the starting point guard. In 2021-22 he was awarded the NBA Defensive player of the year award. He became the sixth guard to win this award in NBA history.
Smart was also named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, and he won the NBA Hustle Award 3 times (in 2019 and 2022). He played a major role in 2022 when he helped the Celtics to the NBA Finals.
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