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Marcus Smart ejected after trying fight J.R. Smith, who had shoved Aron Baynes

Tell me again how that Celtics/Cavaliers rivalry has faded.

In a play late in the first quarter, Boston’s Aron Baynes and Cleveland’s J.R. Smith got tangled up as Smith had been physical and fronted Baynes in the post, then they got tangled and Baynes kind of tossed Smith, so Smith shoved Baynes in the back.

At that point Marcus Smart wanted to step up for his teammate — and lost it, having to be wrestled to the ground by his teammates while Smith is amused by all of this.

The result was Smart getting ejected and Smith just getting a technical.

Smart is going to get a fine from this, Smith may as well.

Preseason games rarely see this kind of passion, but this is the second ejection this year. Washington’s Markieff Morris was tossed, although for far less of an infraction.