Celtics Announce Marcus Smart and Al Horford Are Out For Game 1

The Celtics have announced that Marcus Smart and Al Horford will miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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.