Cavaliers Continue Dirty Play, J.R. Smith Ejected

The Cleveland Cavaliers may very well sweep the Boston Celtics, but it’s uncertain whether the team will be at full strength when they start their second-round series against an unnamed opponent.

Just minutes after Kendrick Perkins was given a flagrant 1 for this horribly dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder, yet another ugly play happened in the third quarter of Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.

J.R. Smith was ejected for throwing a blow at, you guessed it, Jae Crowder. Unfortunately for the Celtics, Crowder was unable to remain in the game.

With Kevin Love sidelined due to a shoulder injury and Perkins potentially facing a suspension, the last thing Cleveland needed was another play that will require league review.

The good news for Cleveland is that it has a comfortable second-half lead en route to what will be a likely sweep of the Celtics.

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