Marcus Smart’s week just got a little bit worse.
After his Boston Celtics’ 111-97 loss to the 8th-seeded Chicago Bulls, they found themselves just the second 1-seed to go down 0-2 in an NBA playoff series in the modern era.
If that wasn’t enough to frustrate the former Oklahoma State guard, insult was added to injury by way of a $25,000 fine from the league office for a gesture he made (apparently) to a hometown fan.
It’s unclear who the uncordial greeting was intended for but it came on the heels of a missed 3-pointer by Smart as the Celtics were down 14 late in the game.
Smart finished Game 2 with 13 points (6 of 11), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Game 3 is in Chicago on Friday night.