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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (calf) out 2-3 weeks

Jan 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) grabs for his left leg after being injured during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) grabs for his left leg after being injured during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics announced Sunday that starting guard Marcus Smart will miss two to three weeks with a calf injury.

Smart sustained a Grade 1 tear of his right medial gastrocnemius muscle during Saturday’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter, with Smart clutching his leg and falling to the floor after battling for a rebound. An MRI on Sunday revealed the extent of the injury.

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Smart, 26, is averaging career bests in points (13.1) and assists (6.1) through 17 games this season for the Celtics (10-8).

Boston begins a five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors.

–Field Level Media