After Physical Game 3, with a couple of injured players heading to the locker room, there are questions about who will and who won’t be healthy and able to equip on Monday for Game 4 in Boston.
Jimmy Butler officially listed as questionable but says he “intends” to play Game 4 after missing the second half of Game 3 with knee inflammation, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and TNT. This is in line with post-game reports that what happened to Butler’s knee was not that serious.
The heat is also indicated Tyler Herro as dubious. He was receiving ice and treatment due to a problem with quads that limited his number of minutes in Game 3.
#NEBHInjuryReport for game 4 vs Miami:
Sam Houser (right shoulder instability episode) – OUT
Marcus Smart (Right Ankle Sprain) – Dubious
Jason Tatum (pinched right cervical nerve) – POSSIBLE
Robert Williams (painful left knee) – QUESTION
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 22, 2022
Smart was one of the players who was helped back into the dressing room after he was injured during a horrific fall after contact with Kyle Lowry. Smart is back in the game, but there are questions about his readiness for Game 4 – and how well he plays, if he really fits. Celtics coach Ime Udoaka said he expected Smart not to play.
Williams is battling pain in his knee, which he had surgery towards the end of the season, and Udoaka said he’ll be day in and day out throughout the playoffs.