the Boston Celtics They finally started playing like the opponent they had been hoping to be all season. They have won nine times in a row, including Tuesday’s 135-87 victory over Philadelphia 76ers. However, their overall momentum took a hit one hit in one unlucky game.
start guard Marcus Smart was driving in Joel Embiid She’s in transition and gets snagged by the MVP frontrunner. Smart instantly fell to the ground in excruciating pain after seemingly injuring his ankle. He struggled to put weight on his ankle from there. The good news is that the injury wasn’t as bad as it seems. The Celtics were listed as suspect due to their game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, but there was no sign of a long period on the sidelines.
Smart managed to stay on the ground to shoot his free throws, but he quickly left the game and never came back. The Celtics’ game with the Pistons is their last game before the All-Star break, and they won’t play again after that until February 24 against the Brooklyn Nets. That would give Smart more than a week to recover if he doesn’t play on Wednesday.
He should be back after the break, but if not the Celtics’ silver side is that they exchanged reinforcements at the deadline. Derek White You should be able to take on some defensive slack and playmaking if Smart has to miss any time.