Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith have been fined for their roles in an on-court altercation during Saturday’s preseason game.
Marcus Smart & JR Smith have both received fines from the league after their altercation in Saturday's preseason matchup.#GameTime pic.twitter.com/rLGa3liEBa
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Smart was fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation by shoving Smith from behind. Smart was assessed a technical foul and ejected with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 113-102 win.
Smith, who was also assessed a technical foul for shoving Boston forward-center Aron Baynes, was fined $15,000 for initiating the altercation
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