Malcolm Brogdon, Marcus Smart OUT for Game Three of BOS-MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks are a better team with Malcolm Brogdon, but the Boston Celtics will not be facing him in uniform tonight.

The former Rookie of the Year has been out since tearing his plantar fascia on the ides of March (the 15th for all you non-Shakespeare fans), and Celtics fans everywhere are likely breathing a sigh of collective relief as a result, as Boston is also down a key player in Marcus Smart.

Smart, who has made notable strides in his recovery, looks nearly ready to return, and it sounds like Brogdon and he both could be back as soon as Game Four, though both may extend their rest in what could be the healthiest game of chicken in NBA history.

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