Celtics ‘Marcus Smart, Robert Williams in question for Game 5
Defender of the Celtics’ starting point Smart Marcus and the center begins Robert Williams Both have been listed as problematic for an important Game 5 tomorrow in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Heat, Boston announced (Twitter link). Smart has a right ankle sprain. Williams missed the 3rd Round with a sore knee, but proved to be a key player in defense in Boston’s 102-82 win in the 4th Round over Miami.
The Heat, meanwhile, have listed five players who played a questionable role ahead of Wednesday’s home competition. Miami announced (via Twitter) protect that starting point Kyle Lowrystart shooting guards Max Struselectric start forward PJ Tuckerand important reserve Gabe Vincent and Tyler Herro All are murky available for the next game in the 2-2 series.
Lowry, Strus and Vincent are all struggling with hamstring injuries, while Tucker is struggling with left knee irritation. Lowry missed the first two games of the series with a left hamstring strain, and return in an efficient game of 3. In that game, Lowry scored 11 points, six assists and four steals. Vincent started in place of Lowry in the first two competitions. Smart and Herro both sat in game 4.
Hero has aside for Game 4 with a groin injury he sustained in Game 3, winning Enthusiasm 109-103. Trauma can be a lasting problem. “From what I’ve been told, this is an injury, this groin injury that he has that would normally keep him out for two to four weeks if this were the regular season, but he’s trying. play a lot, in the next match. or the game after that,” ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne revealed (Twitter video link).
In addition to Game 4, Smart, the newly concluded Defensive Player of the Year, also miss The first half of the series due to a sprain in the middle of the right foot. He’s been incredibly productive in his presence throughout the series, averaging 20.0 PPG, 9.5 APG, and 6.5 RPG in the second and third competitions of the Western Conference Finals. East this.
All-Star Miami swing player Jimmy ButlerWho miss second half of game 3 Heat won with right knee inflammation and offensive struggle in game 4, which was not listed in Miami’s injury report.