The NBA has come down with a punishment for Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who attacked DeAndre’ Bembry of the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports the league has fined Smart $35,000 for the incident, which includes the “physical altercation and failure to leave the court in a timely matter.”
The incident took place in the third quarter. Smart, who already had a technical foul in the game, was getting chippy with Bembry. Then he was hit with his second technical foul, prompting an automatic ejection.
That’s when all hell broke loose.
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) January 20, 2019
Really, Smart is lucky a fine is all he’s getting right now. A suspension could have been handed down, based on his actions.