NBA fines Marcus Smart $35,000 for actions toward game officials

Official release

Mar 5, 2020 11:48 AM ET

Marcus Smart was fined for his actions in a March 3 loss to the Nets.

NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $35,000 for confronting and verbally abusing the game officials, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Celtics’ 129-120 OT loss to the Brooklyn Nets on March 3 at TD Garden. The amount of Smart’s fine also reflects his multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum.

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