Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard questionable for Game 2 vs. 76ers with chest contusion
Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard questionable for Game 2 vs. 76ers with chest contusion
Will Marcus Smart be available for Game 2 vs. 76ers?

The Celtics were stunned by the Joel Embiid-less 76ers in Game 1, falling 119-115 to drop the series opener.

James Harden turned back the clock to his 2018 MVP season, exploding for 45 points and a game-winning three-pointer to help Philadelphia steal one on the road.

Boston will look to bounce back at home in Game 2, but it could be without former Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart. Smart suffered a chest injury during Game 1 and his status is up in the air for Game 2.

The Sporting News has you covered with the latest updates on his injury below.

What is Marcus Smart's injury?

While the exact play where Smart suffered his injury is unclear, he was seen grabbing his chest on the bench during Game 1. The Celtics guard was diagnosed with a chest contusion the next day.

Marcus Smart appears to be in some discomfort on the Celtics bench and was seen grabbing his chest 😬

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 2, 2023

Smart sat from the 3:11 mark in the third quarter until the 8:37 mark in the fourth quarter — a crucial stretch of play where neither team led by more than one possession.

He finished the game, but there were moments of clear discomfort on the court. Smart played 35 minutes in the contest, which is actually more than his 2023 postseason average of 31.6 minutes per game.

How long is Marcus Smart out?

As of Tuesday, May 2, Smart is listed as questionable on the Celtics' injury report for Game 2 with a chest contusion.

#NEBHInjuryReport for Game 2 tomorrow vs. Philadelphia:

Danilo Gallinari (left knee ACL repair) - OUT
Marcus Smart (chest contusion) - QUESTIONABLE

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 2, 2023

There is little doubt that Smart will suit up on Wednesday if at all possible, but his status currently remains uncertain. Check back for updates as they become available.

What channel is Celtics vs. 76ers Game 2 on?

Game 2 of Boston vs. Philadelphia will air on TNT; U.S. cord-cutters can also stream the game on Sling TV.

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Celtics vs. 76ers schedule

Below is the complete schedule for the second-round Eastern Conference series between Boston and Philadelphia, including start times and TV channels:

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
Monday, May 1 Game 1 7:30 p.m. at Celtics TNT
Wednesday, May 3 Game 2 8 p.m. at Celtics TNT
Friday, May 5 Game 3 7:30 p.m. at 76ers ESPN
Sunday, May 7 Game 4 3:30 p.m. at 76ers ESPN
Tuesday, May 9 Game 5* TBD at Celtics TNT
Thursday, May 11 Game 6* TBD at 76ers ESPN
Sunday, May 14 Game 7* TBD at Celtics TBD

* If necessary

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