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Celtics’ Marcus Smart helped off court after rolling ankle in win over Raptors

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Marcus Smart twisted his right ankle while trying to get off the screen just before halftime on Saturday in Toronto. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was helped off the court shortly before halftime in Saturday’s 106-104 win over the Toronto Raptors after suffering a right ankle sprain.

Smart was walking away from a screen set up by Al Horford on the flank at Scotiabank Arena late in the second quarter when he awkwardly stepped on his right ankle and flipped it completely onto his side.

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Smart immediately reached for his ankle in pain before falling onto the court in a flip.

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Smart was unconscious for some time before Celtics medical personnel helped him to his feet and slowly escorted him off the court. The team soon expelled him.

Smart ended the day with 2 points and 4 assists in 16 minutes.

The Celtics, despite only scoring 5 points in the final game with a time of 5:53, managed to beat the Raptors. Jaylen Brown led with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Boston, while Grant Williams added 25 points off the bench.

The Celtics entered Saturday’s game in Toronto on an eight-game winning streak. On Thursday night, they defeated the Golden State Warriors in overtime, where Smart had 18 points and 5 rebounds in 38 minutes.

Pascale Siakam led the Raptors with a nearly triple-double with 29 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Gary Trent finished with 22 points.

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said after the game that Smart would be considered a “everyday” forward move. An X-ray of his ankle came back negative, though it’s not clear how much time he’ll miss, if at all. The Celtics will play the Orlando Magic next Monday and travel to Miami on Tuesday against the Heat.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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