Celtics injuries: Robert Williams, Marcus Smart questionable for Game 6 vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics hope to have a full roster again when they host the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on Friday night.

The Celtics brought the Heat to the brink of elimination with a win in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Veteran point guard Marcus Smart, who missed Game 1 (metatarsal sprain) and Game 4 (ankle) due to injuries, returned to the lineup. Starting center Robert Williams also played despite knee pain. Williams missed Game 3 of the series.

What is their status for game 6? Both are questionable according to the team’s latest injury report, which was released Thursday night.

The Celtics are 2-0 as Williams and Smart have both played in the same game this series.

The Heat are actually worse off than the Celtics, although Jimmy Butler isn’t in Miami’s latest injury report.

Based on the Heat’s injuries and the Celtics’ dominant defense in five games, very few people give Miami much of a chance to extend the streak with a win Friday night. It will take an incredible effort from the Heat to prevent the Celtics from making the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.







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