BOSTON – Marcus Smart has been suspended by the Celtics and will not play in the team’s final preseason game against the Miami Heat on Friday night
Smart’s suspension was for “Breaching” a team rule, as first reported by Sham Charania of The Athletic.
Like most of Boston’s regular starters, Smart did not play in Wednesday night’s preseason loss to the Magic in Orlando. He did play in the team’s first two preseason tilts, averaging 6.5 points and 4.5 assists.
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