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Baynes questionable, Smart out for Game 2

Boston could be without a key defender in Game 2.

NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Boston Celtics came and blew the doors off of the Milwaukee Bucks’ home court in Game 1, winning Game 2 could prove to be a tougher task, especially if Aron Baynes can’t suit up.

The Marcus Smart news is to be expected since we’re still within the intial timeframe of 4-6 weeks of recovery time from his oblique tear. No surprise there. Aron Baynes left the Game 1 victory against Milwaukee after coming off the bench for the first time this postseason. Baynes played admirable defense against Giannis Antetokounmpo, and he even threw down a 3-pointer in his limited 9-minute stretch.

Any extended missed time for Baynes could be an issue, as Boston has played notably better when he’s in the lineup and when he plays bigger minutes. Hopefully he’ll be ready to go by the time the two teams tip off tomorrow night.

The Boston Celtics lead the Milwaukee Bucks 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Game 2 tips off tomorrow night on TNT at 8PM EST.

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