Celtics’ Smart Fined $5K for Flop


Marcus Smart’s flop during the final minutes of Game 3 Friday night was egregious enough to inspire a wrestling meme on the internet, but the Boston Celtics guard had a simple explanation for what happened.

“I was just trying to make winning plays for my team,” Smart said after practice Saturday.

Unfortunately for Smart, the referees did not fall for the acting job, and the NBA later hit the guard with a $5,000 fine. The Celtics did hold on for a 111-103 victory to cut their series deficit against the Atlanta Hawks to 2-1.

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