Marcus Smart came up with a huge bounceback performance in Game 4 as the Boston Celtics took down the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-108, to tie this second-round series at 2-2. The newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year missed Game 2 due to a quad injury, but it looks like this issue has now been put to bed.
Speaking after his 18-point, eight-assist performance in Game 4, Smart revealed that his quad injury is no longer an issue. He said that it’s “good” and that it should no longer be a concern moving forward.
“I won’t be missing any more games because of it,” Smart said, via Jared Weiss of The Athletic.
Smart says his quad is good. "I won't be missing any more games because of it."
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) May 10, 2022
Smart was limited in Game 1 and he sat out Game 2 entirely. He returned for Game 3 but he didn’t look like himself. Game 4 on Monday night was different as we saw how he impacted the game on both ends of the floor. It’s great to hear that the injury is no longer going to be a problem the rest of the way as it is clear how much the Celtics need a healthy Marcus Smart against the mighty Bucks.
Game 5 shifts back to Boson on Wednesday and Smart should be a full participant for that one.
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