The Celtics could have potentially coasted through this series if Irving and Hayward were healthy, but that's not the case, so they'll have to keep The Greek Freak contained to give themselves a good chance of advancing, and that's when the more experience head coaching skills of Stevens comes into play.
Smart's return would be a needed boost for a young Celtics team.
A little over a month later, Smart said he felt notably better.
"We're optimistic, but we're not going to rush anything", Smart said. So right now the timetable is still the same.
"I'm excited for all those guys, because this is a great opportunity for (them)", Stevens said before Sunday's Game 1.
Pressed if there was any chance he could return earlier than a potential first-round Game 7, Smart left open the possibility. So I think I have another doctor's appointment, checkup, in the next two weeks. "The thumb felt well", Smart told reporters. We'll see what she says. He said it was his first time shooting since the surgery. "So I'll be playing like that when I come back for a while, for probably the next couple of months".
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