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Boston Celtics lose Marcus Smart to calf strain

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 will be without guard Marcus Smart for 1-2 weeks after he suffered a Grade 1 left calf strain late in Saturday’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN.

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Smart sustained the injury just over a minute into the fourth quarter, clutching his leg and falling to the ground after battling for a rebound. An MRI on Sunday showed the extent of the injury.

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

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The Celtics kick off a five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors.

–Field Level Media