Marcus Smart is listed as probable for the Celtics' Wednesday night game in against the Clippers in Los Angeles after the guard had to leave the Monday night win in Phoenix with a scary-looking ankle sprain.
Smart vowed after the game Monday that he would play against the Clippers even after being helped off the court when he was injured in the fourth quarter.
Marcus Smart just limped off the court after this play pic.twitter.com/1o65jV0Ol4
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 19, 2019
Smart appeared to be moving well on the ankle Tuesday, according to Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico.
Marcus Smart is moving around pretty well today. Not sure what that means for the rest of the road trip, but he looks pretty good walking around one day after spraining that right ankle.
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) November 19, 2019
Gordon Hayward, recovering from the fractured bone in his hand and expected back around Christmas, is out for the Celtics.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs. LA:
Gordon Hayward (left hand fracture) - OUT
Marcus Smart (right ankle sprain) - PROBABLE
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 20, 2019
The Celtics (11-2) sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. Following an opening night loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston won its next 10 before losing to the Sacramento Kings by one point on Sunday and bounced back with the 99-85 victory in Phoenix on Monday night.
Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Clippers, which tips off Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 10 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.
Celtics' Marcus Smart (ankle) probable for Wednesday game vs. Clippers originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston