Marcus Smart will be writing a check to the league for this one.
There was plenty of frustration to go around in the Boston Garden Tuesday night as the Bulls dominated the Celtics on the way to a 2-0 series lead. Fans were booing the Celtics, and Rajon Rondo was overheard saying they quit.
That frustration bubbled over for Smart midway through the fourth quarter, when he missed a three-pointer, then as he backpedaled down the court Smart appears to flip off someone (see the video above). Probably a fan, although it’s impossible to know for sure (although the team benches are on the other side of the court from where he pointed, so who else would it be?). Maybe he will try to argue the gesture was something else, but I know what it looks like to me.
Smart finished with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the loss. He was one of the few Celtics that showed some grit and defensive energy in this game. But that moment of frustration is going to cost him 25 large.