Celtics guard Marcus Smart is active for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against Milwaukee.
Smart was medically cleared by doctors and participated in the Celticsâ€™ Tuesday morning shootaround. Coach Brad Stevens says heâ€™ll come off the bench and wear a protective splint.
Smart had surgery on March 16 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He hasnâ€™t played in a game since March 11.
Smartâ€™s return should provide a lift to a short-handed Boston backcourt. With Smart out http://www.brownsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-denzel-ward-jersey , Terry Rozier has been starting with Kyrie Irving ruled out for the playoffs following his second knee surgery. Reserve Shane Larkin has been playing extra minutes to support Rozier.
More NBA basketball: The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.
Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against Toronto on Friday night. Morris shoved official Ken Mauer aside when Morris and Torontoâ€™s OG Anunoby had to be separated after a near-fight that drew other players less than three minutes into the Wizardsâ€™ 122-103 victory.
Meanwhile Justin Reid Color Rush Jersey , Marcus Morris was also docked $15,000 for criticizing officials after the Celticsâ€™ 116-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was called for a technical foul in the third and was critical of the officiating after the game.
In October http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-mason-cole-jersey , the brothers were acquitted by a Phoenix jury in an aggravated assault trial. They were on trial on charges that they helped three other people beat a man in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game. The twins played for the Phoenix Suns at the time.