Smart immediately went over to Smith to stand up for his teammate and exchanged shoves with the Cavs veteran before teammates and the referees pulled them apart. In the end, the Celtics won by 13 - 104-97 - to take a surprising 2-0 series lead.
After the game, Smart said Smith's play was a "dirty shot" and added that it wasn't the first time Smith has done something like that. "You can't allow that to keep happening". In the wake of the push, Smith was almost attacked by the Celtics' Marcus Smart, leading to technical fouls being assessed to both players. It's not the first time J.R. has done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us. Keep letting the bully keep picking on you and he's going to keep picking on you. That's what I tried to do. "One of my guys went down and I took offense to it".
Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue chastised his team for their lack of toughness, while also taking a shot at the Celtics in the process.
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The Celtics and Cavaliers face off again in Game 3 on Saturday. "We were knocking them down".
Horford extended his streak of games with double-digit scoring to 13 playoff games, and increased his postseason scoring average this season to 17.2.
"LeBron, we're coming to get you", Ortiz said in an Instagram video. "Celtics basketball, we are really embracing Celtics basketball". But the Celtics have to feel pretty good about having Smart on their side in this fight - and any fight for that matter.