NEW YORK — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 (around P1.3 million) by the NBA for pulling Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young to the floor and initiating an on-court altercation, the league announced on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
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The altercation occurred late in Boston's 134-125 win over Atlanta on Saturday.
With 1:25 remaining and Boston leading 129-121, Young and Smart had to be separated after they were entangled and fell to the court under the Celtics' basket.
Teammates breakup a fight between Atlanta's Trae Young and Boston's Marcus Smart in the second half of an NBA basketball game on March 11, 2023. AP Photo/Alex Slitz
Smart was called for an initial foul before a lengthy review by the officials called both players for technical fouls and ejected Smart.