Boston Celtics

On Saturday night, Celtics point guard Marcus Smart was ejected for his role in an altercation with Trae Young in the Celtics’ 134-125 win over the Atlanta Hawks. It turns out the consequences for Smart won’t end with him getting tossed from that game.

Ahead of the Celtics’ game against the Rockets on Monday, the NBA announced Smart has been fined $25,000 for the incident. According to a statement released by the league, the direct cause of the fine is “for initiating an on-court altercation and pulling Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young to the floor.” The $25,000 is on top of the $3,000 fine that comes with the technical foul and $4,000 fine that comes with being ejected.

  • Prior to getting ejected, Smart had 11 points and six assists in that game. In his last 10 games since returning from an ankle sprain, Smart is averaging 12.5 points and 4 assists per game, while shooting 38.5 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from deep.

    This is Smart’s second major fine of the year. He was docked $35,000 in January for an exchange with an official. For his career, he has now been fined a total of $532,134 by the NBA according to Spotrac.

    Smart will be back in the lineup Monday night when the Celtics take on the Rockets in Houston. Coverage of the game begins at 7:30 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub and the BetMGM Celtics Radio Network.

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