NBA fines Celtics G Smart $50K
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for shoving Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in a game on Wednesday.
In its announcement, the NBA said the amount of Smart's fine "was also based
on his repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during NBA games." Smart drew
a $35,000 fine earlier this season for an altercation with DeAndre' Bembry of
the Atlanta Hawks, and he has accrued $170,000 in fines during his five-year
career, according to MassLive.com.
Smart drew his latest fine after shoving Embiid from behind, sending the 76ers
center sprawling to the floor. The 25-year-old Smart was whistled for a
Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game after the incident, which
occurred with 11:06 to go in the third quarter.
In 71 games (51 starts) this season, Smart is averaging 8.7 points, 2.9
rebounds and 4.1 assists.
--Field Level Media