Kanter, Smart make subtle nods to post-Game 2 incident on Twitter


The Boston Celtics technically live in a bubble, but they're still well aware of the discourse that surrounds them.

That discourse took a turn for the worse after Game 2 amid reports that the Celtics had a heated postgame argument following their second straight loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.

So, are the C's falling apart at the seams en route to a playoff exit? Here's what big man Enes Kanter had to say about that subject Saturday night after Boston's wire-to-wire, 117-106 win over the Heat in Game 3:

It's no coincidence that Kanter shared a GIF of Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, who reportedly were at the center of Thursday's locker room dust-up.

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Smart seemed to get a kick of out Kanter's sly nod toward the incident while shouting out Gordon Hayward, who returned Saturday after a lengthy injury hiatus.

It's a good sign to see the Celtics have a sense of humor about Thursday's incident, which appears to be behind them as they aim to even the series Wednesday night in Game 4.

"It was probably blown out of proportion," Celtics wing Jaylen Brown told our Abby Chin. We are in a bubble, it’s a lot of grown men, a lot of passion and emotion going on, but at the end of the day we’re a family, we represent this organization, we represent each other. We won’t let anything ever come in between that."