Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith will not face discipline from the NBA for his hard foul on Boston Celtics forward Al Horford in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, according to a report from ESPN.
Smith shoved an airborne Horford on a drive to the basket late in the fourth quarter. Smith was assessed a flagrant-1 following a review by the officials.
“It was a good call,” Smith said postgame. “I blatantly pushed him. It wasn’t like I was trying to low-bridge him or something to make sure he didn’t get it. It was a good, hard foul. I can understand why they gave me a flagrant.”