During the heated exchange, Smart can be seen mouthing the word "pussy" to the refs while he was being held back.
Marcus Smart had to be escorted off the court after having a heated conversation with the refs 😡 pic.twitter.com/63KeiFUPkG— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 4, 2020
Marcus Smart seemed to be calmly talking to the three refs at midcourt after game but ended with him pointing madly at referee John Goble (who called the foul at end of regulation) before security grabbed him and ushered him to back.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) March 4, 2020
The Nets ended up winning the game, which went into overtime, with a final score of 129-120. Brooklyn was helped out by a massive 51 points from Caris LeVert. The Nets were able to clinch the win after overcoming a 21-point deficit. Smart finished the game with 14 points and 10 assists.
That 50 was beautiful, Vert. Thank you for that masterpiece— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) March 4, 2020
Caris LeVert WENT OFF.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 4, 2020
51 PTS (career-high)
17-26 FG pic.twitter.com/udAlarx872
In other news, Dwyane Wade voiced his support for Smart winning Defensive Player of the Year award.
"I mean he's fearless," Wade said of Smart. "And it's not just the blocks; it's the hustle, it's the diving on the floor for the ball, it's the switching one through five that the guy does. So I think he deserves more credit."
Dwyane Wade is all aboard the Marcus Smart DPOY campaign: pic.twitter.com/5m5ulVIBYq— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) March 4, 2020