Celtics to list Smart as probable for Game 3

by Gordon Dixon - Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who missed Game 2 after re-aggravating a right quad contusion, will be listed as probable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Bucks, coach Ime Udoka said.

Celtics to list Smart as probable for Game 3

Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart to be listed as probable for Game 3 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 12:49 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN BOSTON -- All signs are pointing to Marcus Smart making his return to the Boston Celtics ' lineup for Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Celtics coach Ime Udoka on Friday said Smart, who missed Game 2 after re-aggravating a right quad contusion in Game 1, would be listed as probable and that the guard was doing "much better" after going through practice and on-court work Thursday. "Went through shootaround today, walked through, got some extra work in and he will be listed as probable," Udoka said of Smart, who said Thursday that there was a "strong likelihood" that he would be available on Saturday. Editor's Picks Smart sees 'strong likelihood' he'll play Game 3 23h Andrew Lopez Smart, who missed six games due to the quad injury in January, played through the injury in Game 1. However, he was unable to go in Game 2 because of the fluid building around his knee. Without Smart, the Celtics still put on a dominating performance to even the series. "My guys know, anybody who knows me understands that if I'm gonna miss a game, especially a playoff game, somethings really gotta be really wrong," Smart said about missing Game 2.