In a move that will surprise nobody, JR Smith was suspended by the league.
Now Smith won’t be around for Game 4 today, which could be the Knicks’ first postseason series clincher since 2000. The NBA suspended the Sixth Man of the Year for one game without pay after "throwing an elbow and striking the chin" of Terry with 7:06 remaining in the Knicks’ 90-76 Game 3 victory at the Garden on Friday.
That elbow and some of the showboating that the Knicks did appears to have made the Celtics pretty mad.
"Everybody was real mad," Avery Bradley said. "Nobody was saying anything." The Knicks had just embarrassed Boston on its own parquet in Game 3, setting up a possible sweep during Game 4 of their first-round playoff series Sunday at TD Garden. The Celtics were well aware of the Knicks showboating near the end Friday — the laughing, the pointing, the trash-talking — when they led by double digits. "That’s what got us so mad, so angry," Bradley said.
That's all well and good, but I would think that being down 0-3 and playing horrendous offense would be enough to make a team pretty peeved. But that's just me.