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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Report: NBA will pursue no further discipline against JR Smith

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will face no additional discipline from the NBA over his shove on Boston Celtics center Al Horford.

Smith committed the dangerous play in the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s Game 2 loss and was assessed a flagrant one at the time. That, however, will be the end of it, and Smith is in the clear for Saturday’s Game 3.

Given that the officials didn’t even eject Smith at the time, that’s no surprise, though you could make the case that Smith deserved harsher punishment. The Celtics certainly weren’t happy, nor should they have been, but they can take solace in the fact that they’re the ones with a commanding 2-0 lead in the East finals.

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