The NBA is not going to self-discipline Cleveland‘s JR Smith for his foul on Boston‘s Al Horford in Sport 2 of the Japanese Convention finals, a league supply advised ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.
Smith shoved an already airborne Horford within the again with three:37 remaining within the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 107-94 win on Tuesday night time, leading to a flagrant foul 1 on Smith following a assessment by the officers.
After the sport, Smith stated it was a “good call” and that he “blatantly” pushed Horford.
“It wasn’t like I was trying to low-bridge him or something to make sure he didn’t get it. It was a good, hard foul,” Smith stated. “I can understand why they gave me a flagrant.”
After the shove, Boston’s Marcus Sensible bought in Smith’s face, prompting Smith to push the Celtics guard away and resulting in technical fouls being referred to as on each gamers.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue accused Boston of “gooning it up,” and the Celtics had been OK with that evaluation.
“Gooning? That’s a good word,” Celtics ahead Marcus Morris stated. “S—, we’re doing what it takes. Whatever it takes, every player, 1 to 15, whatever it takes, that’s what we’re doing. You call it what you want to call it. We’re just trying to get the win.”