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Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (threatening language) suspended one game

Apr 27, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) strips the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) in the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was suspended without pay for Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets for using threatening language toward an official.

The NBA said the incidents happened during and after Boston’s 119-115 home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Smart recorded 14 points, six assists and five steals in 38 minutes in the loss to Oklahoma City. He was just 4 of 17 shooting and made only 1 of 10 3-point attempts.

Smart is averaging 13.6 points, 5.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 42 games (39 starts) for the Celtics.

–Field Level Media