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2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Atlantic
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17hLaw Murray

Tracking the key injuries in the NBA playoffs

This NBA season has been marked by several notable, critical injuries. Here's a look at the most important ones to watch for each team in the postseason.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Last 2 Minute report from Celtics-Bucks Game 5 confirmed a missed 24-second violation and the league also said Al Horford should have been called for travel before the shot.

Smart provides boost as Celtics take Bucks (1:04)
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2dChris Forsberg

NBA: Refs missed violation on Celtics

The NBA's last-two-minute report confirmed that referees missed a 24-second violation on the Celtics in Game 5 against the Bucks.

Stevens says Smart brought great energy (1:15)
2d

Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Smart returns in big way (0:59)
Smart feels good about Game 5 win (0:56)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics have gone small in Game 5, plucking Greg Monroe from the rotation and playing Aron Baynes limited minutes. Al Horford has responded with 15 points and 13 rebounds through three quarters.

Bledsoe, Rozier mix it up (1:03)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Bledsoe and Terry Rozier getting feisty early in the third quarter. Bledsoe hit with a flagrant foul for a shot to Rozier's chest; Rozier gets a tech for responding with a shove.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart's first stint late in the first quarter: Loud ovation upon entering, dives on the floor for a steal just 40 seconds in, denies Giannis Antetokounmpo alley-oop attempt at the rim. Smart not exactly easing himself back in here.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart receives a standing ovation as he checks in for the first time injuring his thumb on March 11. He immediately dives on the court trying to corral a loose ball -- the same way he originally injured himself.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics are tweaking their starting lineup and going small with rookie Semi Ojeleye inserted for big man Aron Baynes. Ojeleye shined in second half of Game 4 and coach Brad Stevens has previously noted that, "If we make a change to the starting lineup at some point it will probably be more of a matchup change." This is Ojeleye's first career start.

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2dChris Forsberg

Celts' Smart comes off bench in Game 5 return

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who had been sidelined since March 11 when he tore the UCL in his right thumb, came off the bench in his return to action Tuesday in Game 5 against the Bucks.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says, barring an unexpected setback pregame, Marcus Smart will play in Game 5 vs the Bucks. He felt fine after shootaround.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185527.671
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305