Celtics Injury Report: Updates on Marcus Smart, Al Horford & Derrick White for Game 2 Against Heat

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Apr 17, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) on the court against
Apr 17, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) on the court against / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Down 1-0 in the series against the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics will be down at least one key role player for Game 2. The Defensive Player of the Year will be back in the lineup, though.

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Marcus Smart Injury Update

Smart is listed as probable for Game 2 after missing Game 1 with a mid-foot sprain he suffered in the series finale against the Bucks.

The Pro Basketball Docs thought he had a solid chance to play effectively in Game 1, thus the extra rest should have him ready to go for Thursday's contest.

The Defensive Player of the Year should get the defensive assignment against Jimmy Butler, who scored 41 on 12-19 shooting in Game 1.

Al Horford Injury Update

The veteran big man is still in health and safety protocols, but has been upgraded to questionable for Game 2.

Saturday's Game 3 in Boston would be his likely return date if he doesn't suit up on Thursday.

Robert Williams III played increased minutes in Game 1 and looked fresh after missing the final four games of the Milwaukee series with a left knee bone bruise.

Williams had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in Tuesday's game.

Derrick White Update

White will miss Game 2 because of "personal reasons," namely the birth of his child. 

Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith will likely play increased roles with White out.

Celtics vs Heat Game 2 Odds

The Celtics are 3.5-point underdogs and the over/under is 206.5, according to NBA odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. 

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