Celtics guard Marcus Smart, ejected from Saturday’s sport in direction of the Hawks, has been fined $35,000 “for aggressively pursuing an opponent in an attempt to escalate a physical altercation and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection,” the league launched Monday.
The incident handed off after Smart was assessed his second technical foul and ejected with 7:35 remaining inside the third quarter of the Celtics’ 113-105 victory over the Hawks in Atlanta.
Marcus Smart and DeAndre’ Bembry get chippy inside the sport. Smart will get ejected (@AAANe_MAnews) #AAANortheast pic.twitter.com/lqUSReOldI
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Smart, who was whistled for a technical foul by official Scott Foster earlier inside the quarter after calls that went in direction of him and the Celtics, purchased proper right into a verbal commerce with DeAndre’ Bembry whereas jockeying for place on a soar ball.
The two had a fast commerce when official Phenizee Ransom whistled each participant for a technical foul.
As every avid gamers have been separated by avid gamers and security officers available, Smart made a contact in direction of Bembry and appeared to throw a punch in his course.