Al Horford (health) and Marcus Smart (foot) miss Celtics-Heat series opener

Marcus Smart (midfoot sprain) and Al Horford (health and safety) missed Game 1 in Miami.

The team made the announcement two-and-a-half hours before tipoff.

Smart sprained his ankle in Game 7 against the Bucks and was questionable for Game 1 in Miami.

Horford's absence is a total surprise, as the team gave no indication of a problem until he entered protocols.

Horford's status was first revealed to Celtics coach Ime Udoka around 5 p.m. Tuesday. If Horford tested positive, he wouldn't say.

Udoka: "We don't comment on our guys' status." "He's okay. Then what? Wait for results and tests."

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Celtics expect Horford to miss Game 2 on Thursday.

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