It was an inconsequential game for the Celtics, who had already wrapped up fourth place and home court advantage in the Eastern Conference, but Brad Stevens was looking to give his regulars some game time before the playoffs.
The Celtics, meanwhile, went for a more medical description of the ailment. The 25-year-old guard has averaged 8.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds, and his defensive presence has provided a significant boost to the team.
The Athletic's Celtics reporter Jay King reported that Tatum was hopeful of being available for Game 1 against the Pacers after completing practice on Wednesday. ESPN notes this could mean he is out for the first two rounds of the postseason.
Brexit extended until 31 October
EU Council president Donald Tusk admitted in Brussels after the marathon meetings wound down that "everything is possible". The bloc had already granted Britain a delay once from the original March 29 deadline.
Brown looked out of sorts early in the season as he tried to adjust to the reintroduction of both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to the mix in Boston, but Brown has thrived over the past few months coming off the bench. Smart suffered the injury midway through the third quarter, and it was initially expected to be a minor knock.
Smart, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal with Boston as a restricted free agent last summer, shot career-bests from both the field (42.2 percent) and from deep (36.4 percent) this season. Eventually, he got to his feet and, with the help of trainers, hobbled to the locker room.
After relieving Jason Kidd of his head coaching duties, the Bucks have found a new voice in Mike Budenholzer, a Coach of the Year candidate who is responsible for making Milwaukee the best defensive team in the National Basketball Association and fourth overall in offensive efficiency.