Marcus Smart returning for Game 5

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Tim Bontemps: The Celtics say Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are both available to play tonight in Game 5.
Source: Twitter @TimBontemps

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are officially available tonight – 6:47 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Boston Celtics say Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III will play tonight against the Miami Heat. – 6:46 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams will play tonight in Game 5….Tyler Herro is out for Miami. – 6:46 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
And Celtics essentially at full strength with Marcus Smart returning – 6:45 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Marcus Smart mostly shooting stationary before the game. Officially questionable for Game 5. Heavy brace on that ankle pic.twitter.com/AR5jjnp0GQ6:44 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Marcus Smart will return and Robert Williams will play tonight for Boston while Miami’s Tyler Herro is out again. – 6:44 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Celtics:
Marcus Smart – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – AVAILABLE – 6:44 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro out tonight
Marcus Smart and Robert Williams will play – 6:44 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Celtics injury report:
Marcus Smart – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – AVAILABLE – 6:43 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Smart and Robert Williams WILL play tonight. Tyler Herro is OUT. #Celtics #Heat6:43 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Your 6:43pm Marcus Smart footage… pic.twitter.com/64CwXgjw6t6:43 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams are both available for Game 5, per the Celtics. – 6:43 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Marcus Smart and Robert Williams will play tonight. – 6:43 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics say Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are both available to play tonight in Game 5. – 6:43 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Celtics’ Marcus Smart will return tonight in Game 5 vs. Miami. – 6:43 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart and Rob Williams will play tonight, per Celtics. – 6:42 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Celtics’ Udoka calls amount of players listed as questionable on series’ injury reports “alarming.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Status of Tyler Herro, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III for tonight’s Game 5 remains in question. – 2:19 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Boston’s Marcus Smart wins 2021-22 NBA Hustle Award
sportando.basketball/en/bostons-mar…2:08 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
– Celtics O rating pre All-Star break: 110.3
– Celtics O rating post All-Star break: 122.6
One big difference? They traded Dennis Schroeder and leaned in further to Marcus Smart as their primary PG
foxsports.com/stories/nba/ho…2:00 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart and Robert Wiliams are “both feeling better” but both will test out pregame before determine their status for Game 5. – 11:31 AM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Ime Udoka: Marcus Smart (ankle) and Rob Williams (knee) are still dealing with soreness, Smart with continued swelling. Both will be game-time decisions. – 11:31 AM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
No decision on whether Rob Williams and Marcus Smart will play. Both remain game-time decisions. – 11:29 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart (ankle) still has swelling, pain and soreness. Will test it out pregame, as will Rob Williams (knee). – 11:29 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are both feeling better, that Smart still has some swelling, and that both of them will test things out before the game and see how they feel. No decision yet on either of them playing as both were again listed as questionable. – 11:28 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka says both Robert Williams and Marcus Smart are feeling better. Smart still has some swelling but both will test themselves pregame so they’re gametime decisions – 11:28 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are both feeling better. They’ll test out their injuries and see how they feel before the game. Smart still has some swelling, Udoka said. – 11:28 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
No shootaround for the Heat this morning. That means no injury updates from them until later today.
Boston is having shootaround. We may get some injury updates shortly, but don’t necessarily count on it. Both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are questionable for Game 5 tonight. – 10:59 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
New film breakdown @The Athletic
How Ime Udoka brought back a Brad Stevens era trick to shut down the Heat offense without Marcus Smart: https://t.co/WBR36ww4zf pic.twitter.com/VcptjWsf689:46 AM

More on this storyline

Keith Smith: Ime Udoka said both Marcus Smart and Rob Williams are feeling better and will test things pregame, but both remain questionable. -via Twitter @KeithSmithNBA / May 25, 2022

Gary Washburn: Marcus Smart walking back to the bus from shootaround with a slight hitch. Looks like he participated. #Celtics #Heat -via Twitter @GwashburnGlobe / May 25, 2022

Jared Weiss: Marcus Smart and Rob Williams are questionable for tomorrow’s Game 5, per Celtics. -via Twitter @JaredWeissNBA / May 24, 2022