The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks nearly completed one of the most boring games of the season Saturday night.
Marcus Smart, as he’s one to do, got into a scuffle with Trae Young with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter in Boston’s win over Atlanta.
Young went up for a shot after being fouled by Smart and inadvertently caught the Defensive Player of the Year below the belt. Smart was not amused by the play and put his hand on Young’s chest in an effort to get the sharpshooters attention. What ensued was a small wrestling match before both teams pulled their point guards away from one another.
You can watch the skirmish below.
No harm, no foul. Well, except for the technical fouls that both men received, which led to an ejection for Smart.
The whole thing likely will fizzle out, but not before a punishment will be levied by the NBA. Smart, who received a penalty two technical foul, will be subject to suspension for instigating the mix up.