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Celtics Game 4 injury report: Marcus Smart remains out, Guerschon Yabusele questionable

Celtics Game 4 injury report: Marcus Smart remains out, Guerschon Yabusele questionable

The Celtics will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon in Indiana, and while Marcus Smart remains out, Guerschon Yabusele makes an appearance on the injury report.

Yabusele has only logged 28 seconds of playing time in this first round series, so his status isn't a major concern going into Game 4.

Smart showed signs of progress from his left oblique tear by doing some light shooting before Game 3. He described the pain of the injury as similar to getting hit by boxing legend Mike Tyson.  

There was a moment during Game 3 where Gordon Hayward came up limping a bit, seemingly tweaking an ankle, but after re-lacing his shoes he went on to play the rest of the game and close out the Pacers. His exclusion on the injury report is a good sign the injury was nothing serious. 

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Breakfast Pod: Will Kyrie Irving reunite with LeBron James next season?

Breakfast Pod: Will Kyrie Irving reunite with LeBron James next season?

Kyrie Irving in a Lakers uniform? LeBron likes it, but will it happen? Also, who are the best players in the Stanley Cup Final? Check out our Bruins-Blues draft.

1:06 - A. Sherrod Blakley joins the BST crew to explain why he doesn't buy into the Kyrie/LeBron reunion rumors.

8:23 - Joe Haggerty and Bob Beers look ahead to the Bruins-Blues matchup by choosing their top 5 players in a Stanley Cup Final player draft.

13:37 - A. Sherrod Blakley and Danielle Trotta discuss if Kawhi Leonard is the best available NBA player this offseason and if the Celtics would have any shot at landing him.

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Kyrie Irving to Lakers? Jackie MacMullan 'very strongly' believes that won't happen

Kyrie Irving to Lakers? Jackie MacMullan 'very strongly' believes that won't happen

We're more than a month away from the beginning of NBA free agency, but the Kyrie Irving-to-L.A. rumors are swirling.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst added some fuel to that fire by saying he believes Irving is "considering" the Lakers as a destination. LeBron James "liking" a photoshopped image of Irving in a Lakers uniform added even more.

But despite all the talk of Irving possibly reuniting with his ex-teammate, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan said on the latest Hoops Collective Podcast she doesn't see it happening.

“I did a little digging around and my feeling is very strongly that while LeBron and Kyrie have kissed and made up, that Kyrie is not going there,” MacMullan said. “He’s just not. I just don’t believe it. And I think people close to him just don’t believe it either.”

MacMullan's comments echo her ESPN colleague Stephen A. Smith's dismissal of the rumors from earlier this month.

We'll have to wait a while before the Irving rumors come to an end. NBA free agency begins on June 30.

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