BOSTON (CBS) – Celtics rookie Marcus Smart earned a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected from the game Sunday in Orlando in the final minute of a 103-98 loss.
Smart’s elbow crept a little too high and caught Elfrid Payton in the face on a drive to the basket.READ MORE: Runner Who Suffered Heart Attack During Boston Marathon Hopes To Come Back Stronger
Smart was called for the offensive foul on the play, but after video review the officials determined the infraction warranted a flagrant-2, which calls for an immediate ejection.READ MORE: Record Fall Warmth: An Unprecedented Autumn In New England
“I was just making a basketball play to the rim,” Smart told reporters after the game.
A flagrant-2 foul is defined by the league as “unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent.” The league has the ability to review the foul afterwards and reclassify it. If the flagrant-2 stands, Smart will be subject to fine and/or suspension.As Pediatricians Get Ready To Give COVID Vaccine To Children, Some Doctors Say Review The Data
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