Marcus Smart said he will always protect himself after getting ejected for shoving Joel Embiid earlier this week. Smart was fined $50,000 for the incident.
“I’ll do it over again. I’m going to protect myself at all times, especially if I don’t feel like I’m being protected out there like everybody else is. If you don’t want to clean it up, I’ll clean it up myself,” said Smart.
Brad Stevens said Smart needed to be more thoughtful and take the circumstances into consideration.
“I’m disappointed in Marcus (Smart). We need you. (Aron) Baynes is already out. We need him to be in the game, no matter what happened. We needed that to happen.”