Celtics without Horford, Smart for G1 vs. Heat

by Gordon Dixon - The Celtics say Al Horford and Marcus Smart are both out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

Celtics without Horford, Smart for G1 vs. Heat

Al Horford (health and safety), Marcus Smart (foot) won't be available for Boston Celtics' series opener against Miami Heat 6:03 PM ET ESPN The Boston Celtics say Al Horford and Marcus Smart are both out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat on Tuesday night in Miami. Horford is in the league's health and safety protocols, the team announced. Smart won't play due to midfoot sprain suffered in Boston's Game 7 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.