Jae Crowder hopes J.R. Smith apologizes, implies threat if Cavaliers guard doesn’t

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Kelly Olynyk apologized for yanking Kevin Love‘s shoulder out of place, and Love eventually accepted.

But that wasn’t the only dirty play in the final game of last season’s Cavaliers-Celtics first-round series.

J.R. Smith also swung wildly and whacked Jae Crowder in the face.

Crowder, whose Celtics host Cleveland tomorrow, via A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN Boston:

“I hope he apologizes tomorrow, to be honest with you,” Crowder said. “I hope it wasn’t intentional. But if he doesn’t, then we’ll play ball.”

When told by a reporter on Monday that the incident looked like a cheap shot, Crowder went into “both teams played hard” mode and responded, “I hope he apologizes tomorrow. If he doesn’t, we’ll play ball.”

The good ole apology request/thinly veiled threat.