Celtics standout got fined a whopping sum for giving a fan the finger YouTube Screen Shot

The No. 1 seed Boston Celtics are down 2-0 to the No. 8 seed Chicago Bulls, and Celtics players are understandably frustrated.

During a 111-97 loss in Game 2, Boston guard Marcus Smart missed a 3-pointer and flipped off a fan in the crowd.

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The NBA has fined Smart $25,000, according to a statement released by the NBA.

According to ESPN, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the gesture was “unacceptable.”

“I saw a brief video clip of it but, from my clip, from the angle that I saw, I couldn’t tell,” Stevens said in a conference call. But obviously if he made a gesture, it’s unacceptable, and that will be handled by the league.”

The Celtics are down 2-0, and now they will be forced to climb out of their hole on the road in Chicago. Game 3 of the series is slated for Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

(h/t NBC Sports)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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