Marcus Smart is working his way toward returning to the court.
The 25-year-old guard, who suffered an oblique injury late in the regular season and has not played in the playoffs, participated in some one-on-one drills that involved contact at Celtics’ practice Thursday, according to NBC Sports Boston.
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“Today was a great day,” Smart said. "I was able to do some things, more and more. This is the next step, the next process to getting me back on the court to be able to do simple things like basketball activities such as driving to the rim and really moving."
Smart, however, said there was still no firm timetable for his return.
"We're taking it day-by-day,” Smart said. "Unfortunately, there's nothing really you can do. One day it might feel good, one day it might not. So, you've got to take it day-by-day and take it slow.
"Pain level is going down. The breathing is getting better. It's not as sore, so that's even better. Mild contact, in the fact I get bumped,