The Celtics announced Marcus Smart and Al Horford are both out tonight. Horford is in the health and safety protocols, and Smart suffered a foot sprain in Game 7.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 17, 2022
Smart (right mid-foot sprain) suffered a foot sprain in Game 7, while Horford is out due to Healthy and Safety protocols.
Smart has averaged 15.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game on 35.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Horford has averaged 13.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists on 52.4 percent shooting from the field and 45.1 percent from deep. Horford was the star of Boston’s Game 4 win over Milwaukee after scoring 30 points, including a poster over two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Celtics are prepared for the likely scenario that Horford will remain in the League’s virus protocol through Game 2 of the ECF.
Boston is prepared for the likely scenario of Al Horford remaining in the league’s Health and Safety Protocols through Game 2 on Thursday, sources said. https://t.co/QsWWjKDRcq— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 17, 2022