Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart suspended for preseason finale
The Boston Celtics suspended guard Marcus Smart for Friday's preseason finale in Miami against the Heat because he missed the team's flight to Florida earlier this week, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
"We're going to keep that in-house," Smart said Thursday afternoon after practice in Miami. "It's over and done with. We're excited for the game at MSG, though."
The Celtics, already without Jaylen Brown and Al Horfordafter they tested positive for COVID-19, also sat Smart, Jayson Tatum, Dennis Schroder and Josh Richardson for Wednesday's 103-102 loss in Orlando to the Magic. The plan had been for the Celtics to play their regular players close to regular minutes Friday before they open the regular season Wednesday at Madison Square Garden against former teammate Kemba Walker and the …
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