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Celtics injury update: Marcus Smart OUT vs. Pacers as Payton Pritchard returns

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Speaking to the media after practice ahead of the Boston Celtics’ road tilt with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday evening, Celtics head coach Ime Udoka revealed the team would be without a member of its starting backcourt, but would get another guard back from injury.

Veteran point guard Marcus Smart will sit with a bruised thigh sustained in the Celtics’ last game – a home contest with the Pacers on Monday – while second-year guard Payton Pritchard will make his return from the NBA’s health and safety protocol after a lengthy stay. Co/bdlJPwzWZz

– Boston Celtics January 12, 2022

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