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Marcus Smart, J.R. Smith continue fight after game on social media

Preseason games usually have all the emotion of a T-1000 Terminator. However, things got nasty between Marcus Smart and J.R. Smith Saturday night, an incident that ended with Smart ejected and Smith getting a technical foul.

But the two were not done then.

Smart called out Smith during a postgame scrum with the press, via NBC Sports Boston.

“I told [Smith] to come back to the back,” said Smart, who fidgeted throughout his emotional two-minute interview with reporters and at one point addressed the camera directly.

“All that on the court, we can handle that off the court. I ain’t with that. And that’s on my mama, may she rest in peace. Ain’t no punk right here. On my mama, may she rest in peace. That s--- dead, so. Whatever happens, happens. J.R. knows where I’m at. Everyone knows where I’m at. It is what it is.”

Smith fired back on Twitter.


After Saturday’s incident, I wondered whether the NBA would come down and fine either of these guys for this.

After those comments, the question is “how much?” And, could this become a suspension.

Which is saying a lot for a preseason game.