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How Jaylen Brown Can Make NBA History During Eastern Conference Finals Vs. Cavs

5 days ago   |   By NESN

The Boston Celtics entered the 2018 NBA playoffs with little expectations after losing star point guard Kyrie Irving for the season due to knee surgery in March.
Boston still grabbed the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, but the C's were an afterthought when the playoffs began.
That all has changed now, as the Celtics narrowly defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Round 1 before rolling over the Philadelphia 76ers in Round 2. And after Tuesday night's 107-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston now holds a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Celtics have gotten large...
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NBA drops the ball by not suspending JR Smith

6 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

On Tuesday night during the latter stages of Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers forward JR Smith crossed the line in a big way.Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was flying to the rim, his arms fully extended above his head, when Smith shoved him in the back. It was egregiously dirty, and it's just very fortunate that Horford wasn't seriously injured on the play, because he very well could have been.Showing himself to be a true lion-hearted teammate, Marcus Smart nearly got himself ejected going after Smith. Though, thankfully Tristan Thompson restrained him and...
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No additional punishment for JR Smith from Game 2 shove of Al Horford

No additional punishment for JR Smith from Game 2 shove of Al Horford

6 days ago   |   By Cleveland

JR Smith will not be suspended for shoving Al Horford in mid-air during the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' 107-94 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 on Tuesday.
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Is J.R. Smith a dirty player? Here's a history

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

On Tuesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith pushed the Boston Celtics' Al Horford while the center was in mid-air, an extremely dangerous play: Horford's teammate Marcus Smart later called out Smith for his reputation. From USA TODAY Sports: "That's a dirty shot," Smart said. "You just can't allow that to keep happening. This is not the first time JR's done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us. He's known for it, especially playing against us. We know that. It's like a bully. You keep letting a bully keep picking on you, he's going to keep picking on you until you...
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Celtics vs. Cavaliers: J.R. Smith reportedly will not be punished by NBA for flagrant foul on Al Horford in Game 2

6 days ago   |   By CBSSports

Smith was given a flagrant foul for pushing Horford while the Celtics big man was in mid-air
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Report: No fine, suspension for J.R. Smith on flagrant foul against Al Horford

6 days ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

If this happened during a regular season game would the punishment have been different?
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NBA playoffs 2018: Cavs' JR Smith won't be disciplined for foul on Celtics' Al Horford

NBA playoffs 2018: Cavs' JR Smith won't be disciplined for foul on Celtics' Al Horford

6 days ago   |   By Sporting News

"You take two hands to the back, it's a dirty shot," Celtics' Marcus Smart said after the game while defending teammate Al Horford.
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