Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart wants to see how his injured right thumb responds over the next few days and receive a second opinion before deciding on a plan for moving forward, according to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.
Losing Smart would be a critical blow to the C's at this juncture. He will, however, seek a second opinion on the diagnosis. "It's like a sprain right now".
It's been a tumultuous season for the impending restricted free agent, who was unable to reach agreement on a contract extension with the team last fall. Initially, there were differing reports about the nature and severity of the injury, as well as how long Smart might be sidelined because of it. Smart missed 11 games as a result.
Irving will likely have to deal with the lingering soreness for the rest of the season, making Smart's absence that much more painful, with the only healthy bodies of Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin available to play the point guard position.
Theis and Smart were both hurt in Sunday's game, with Smart's injury occurring when he dove to the floor.
Al Horford, who missed the IN game because of an illness, was listed as questionable.