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Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Embiid

March 22, 2019
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart gestures to the crowd as he is escorted off the court after committing a flagrant foul against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart gestures to the crowd as he is escorted off the court after committing a flagrant foul against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid to the floor.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart’s repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games this season in handing down the penalty Thursday. Smart has been fined for two prior incidents in 2018-19.

Smart shoved Embiid from behind with 7:06 remaining in the third quarter of the 76ers’ 118-115 victory on Wednesday. He received a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected.

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