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Is Marcus Smart Playing Tonight? Injury Update Ahead of Heat vs Celtics Game 4

Devon Platana
Is Marcus Smart playing tonight? Injury update on the star point guard ahead of Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 4.
Is Marcus Smart playing tonight? Injury update on the star point guard ahead of Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 4. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics fans were given a scare in Game 3 when guard Marcus Smart exited the game with an ankle injury after a hard fall. He was eventually able to return to the lineup, but head coach Ime Udoka described the situation as a "pretty bad sprain."

Ankle sprains don't disappear overnight, leaving Celtics fans wondering about Smart's availability for Game 4 against the Miami Heat on Monday.

Is Marcus Smart Playing Tonight?

NBA insider Shams Charania appeared on "The Pat McAfee Show" on Monday, reporting that Smart (along with Celtics center Robert Williams) will be a game-time decision for Game 4.

Marcus Smart Injury Update

Smart has been dealing with a foot injury since the second round of the playoffs, and this ankle sprain certainly isn't helping matters.

Heat vs Celtics Game 4

Even with Smart's status up in the air, FanDuel Sportsbook is still listing the Celtics as the 7-point home favorites for Game 4. The spread could shift, though, depending on whether or not Smart and Williams end up playing.

Marcus Smart Odds & Prop Bet

Assuming that Smart does end up playing, one prop bet worth keeping an eye on is the veteran's point total, which is set to 14.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Although injuries can limit a player's effectiveness, Smart is averaging 17.5 points on .463/.436/.800 shooting in his last six games, averaging 39 minutes played over that stretch. Injuries haven't been able to slow him down lately, as he's scored at least 15 points in five of his last six appearances.

If Smart suits up, look for him to continue his impressive play in Game 4.

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