Fortunately, Horford wasn't hurt and will be available for Saturday's Game 3.
Smith was given a flagrant foul one and he and Smart were both issued technicals. Most notably, Russell was impressed with how Smart defended Al Horford, who went crashing to the floor after a dirty two-handed shove from Cavs no-show J.R. Smith.
Even though Boston has taken a 2-0 series lead against the Cavs it doesn't mean there isn't plenty of drama left in this series. He looked quite miffed as the officials watched replays before ultimately determining that Smith would be assessed a Flagrant 1. It was, without question, a dirty play, one which prompted Celtics guard Marcus Smart to rush over and let Smith know that such moves would not be appreciated. It's not the first time J.R.'s done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us. Smith pushed Horford in the back with two hands as the big man was jumping towards the basket.
"The hardest part is when you can't score and they keep scoring", he said. "We know that. It's like a bully; you keep letting a bully pick on you, he's going to keep picking on you until you stand up". "That's not why I'm here", Smith said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
In the conference semifinals, the 32-year-old revived himself and looked like a secondary star by contributing at least 15 points in three of the Cavaliers' wins in their four-game sweep against the top-seeded Raptors, including shooting a torrid 10-of-13 from three. "Just make sure he didn't get it", Smith said. When asked about the altercation, Smart told reporters he was just trying to stick up for a teammate.
Jaylen Brown: Marcus Smart 'born with his hands dirty'
So it's like a bully. "You've got to stand up and that's what I tried to do". "One of my guys was down and I took offense to it". Marcus Smart may have won the game ball for the Boston Celtics in their sensational Game 2 performance.
First day of 9th round of Astana talks completed
The ninth round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Iran, Russia, and Turkey began on May 14 in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. The talks in Astana have been going on in tandem with another series of talks held in Geneva and brokered by the UN.
Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR
Subsequently on May 9, several parts of Uttar Pradesh were struck by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured. Strong winds and dust storm, followed by light showers were witnessed across the national capital, as reported by ANI.
Wrexham AM pledges support to Mental Health Awareness week
Some employers go further and prohibit employees from eating lunch at their desks or sending emails out of operating hours. From May 15 until May 18, the Harbor Bridge lights will be lit green, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.