Nearly immediately, Celtics guard Marcus Smart came to Horford's defense. We'll have to wait and see if the National Basketball Association allows Smith to play - or if he'll have a little more free time to tee it up this weekend.
"That's not the first time JR has done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us", Smart added. And you go and take two hands to the back; that's a dirty shot.
It seemed like Smith was heading for a flagrant two for a unsafe act that could have injured Horford, but instead, all he got was a flagrant one. Smith was accessed a Flagrant 1 foul, not an ejection, and received a technical foul along with Smart for the post-play scuffle. "We moved on to the next play and we locked in after that". The Cavs' veteran pushed Horford in the back mid-air, leaving him vulnerable to a serious injury as Horford hit the hardwood. The player he often guarded, Jaylen Brown, led the Celtics with 23 points.There were myriad miscommunications on defense that led to wide-open Boston 3s.
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For the rest of the interview, which was nearly six minutes long, he continues to talk about how much he wants to have children with Nikki.
"The hardest part is when you can't score and they keep scoring", he said. You keep letting a bully keep picking on you, he's going to pick on you until you finally stand up. "One of my guys was down and I took offence to it".
On the play against Horford, Smith couldn't deny what he did. But that's the one thing about the group of our guys: We have each other's backs. It wasn't like I was trying to low bridge him or something.
Said Thompson: "If we don't get stops on the defensive end, they're going to make open threes".