After missing Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a sprained ankle, Marcus Smart returned to oversee another Boston Celtics win on Wednesday night.
The day before they can snap up a ticket to the NBA Finals, the Celtics are unsure if they’ll have Defensive Player of the Year available.
As of Thursday night, Boston officially listed Smart as questionable for Game 6.
Smart also missed Game 1 against the Miami Heat with a metatarsal sprain sustained in the Celtics’ Game 7 semifinal win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He returned to have 24 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in a crucial Game 2 win before injuring himself again in Game 3.
The 28-year-old appeared to be in distress but returned to action later in the second half.
After sitting out Game 4 on Monday, Smart came back to just five points in Game 5. Coupled with the injury, foul troubles limited the guard to just 24 minutes.
Considering he qualified for the final matchup as a game-time decider, Smart might be able to continue competing unless a setback occurs. However, the Celtics could be more cautious with a 3-2 lead in the series.
Boston has an opportunity to win its first Eastern Conference title since 2010 when it hosts Miami Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET.