NBA fines Celtics' Marcus Smart $25,000 for 'obscene gesture' during Game 2

The biggest surprise through the first few days of the 2017 NBA playoffs has been the success of the Chicago Bulls, who have frustrated the Boston Celtics over the first two games of the series, and head back to Chicago up 2-0 over the East's No. 1 seed.

That frustration from the Celtics was evident on Tuesday night, as they seemed to give up late in the game. And, more notably, from Marcus Smart, who appeared to flip off a fan after missing a 3-point attempt during the fourth quarter. 

Brad Stevens said early on Wednesday that if Smart made a gesture, it was unacceptable. It appears the league would agree, as they've come down with a $25,000 fine for the Celtics guard, declaring that he made an "obscene gesture."

Over the first two games of the series, Smart has averaged 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. Boston, in desperate need of a turnaround, will have to hope Smart smartens up on the court and learns from this mistake.

NBA Writer

Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio

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