Age: 49 Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lbs School: Oklahoma State
The Boston Celtics will be without one of their most important players Thursday night when they host the rival Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden.
A. Sherrod Blakely has the latest updates on Marcus Smart's status ahead of the Celtics' road game against the Pacers.
Gordon Hayward, who has been out since Nov. 9, is returning for Monday's game against the Cavaliers. Marcus Smart is out with an eye infection.
Marcus Smart, bothered by an oblique bruise and flu-like symptoms that kept him out earlier this week, said he'll give it a go for the Celtics on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets.
Jaylen Brown's season-high 31, a second-quarter defensive stand and Kemba Walker making up for missing Marcus Smart are just some of the good things A. Sherrod Blakely sees in the Celtics' win over Heat.