Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by league office for his public criticism of officiating after Celtics’ narrow loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Celtics were ahead by three points entering the fourth quarter, but were overwhelmed by yet another offensive barrage from the Rockets, snapping their four-game win streak and adding to an already lengthy streak of 15 straight games for Houston. Smart will be receiving this fine ironically on his birthday, as the now 24-year-old would try to seize an opportunity for extended playing time with the absence of Kyrie Irving in the near future. Irving remains questionable against the Minnesota Timberwolves and could even miss the entire week as he deals with some knee soreness, but hasn’t undergone an MRI scan.
Report: Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticizing officials
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