Celtics’ Marcus Smart ejected for punching Matt Bonner in the... family jewels
Boston had been playing well recently, but they got a little frustrated Friday night when the Spurs just destroyed them, looking like the vintage Spurs.
Marcus Smart was particularly frustrated battling early foul trouble and took that frustration out with a punch to Matt Bonner’s... groin. Family jewels. Whatever other term you wish to use.
Bonner, to his credit, didn’t flinch. But he was understandably pissed.
The referees reviewed this and ejected Smart. He can expect to write a check to the league for this as well (if not miss a game).
Smart said after the game this wasn’t intentional.
Marcus Smart: "He happened to jump in the way as I was trying to get through and get got caught. I wasn't trying to intentionally do it."— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) March 21, 2015
Smart came into last year’s draft with some concerns about his attitude and composure, but he had largely moved past that this season. Let’s hope this is just a one-off and not the start of a trend.