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Must C’s: Marcus Smart fined $5K for Game 2 flop

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Boston Celtics v Toronto Raptors - Game Two Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The NBA announced this afternoon that they have fined Marcus Smart $5K for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules. Here’s the play:

And in slo-mo:

That bucket plus the free throw would extend the Toronto lead to twelve late in the third quarter. By the eight-minute mark of the 4th, Smart would single-handedly erase the Raptors’ advantage with five consecutive threes and an and-1.

Per league rules, successive violations could mean fines of $10K, $15K, and $30K out of Smart’s wallet. A sixth time could mean an even larger fine or possible suspension.