J.R. Smith Suspended for Game 4 for Elbow
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended for Game 4 of the Knicks-Celtics playoff series for throwing an elbow that struck the chin of Celtics guard Jason Terry in Game 3, the NBA announced Saturday night.
Smith was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ win against Boston on Friday after hitting Terry in the face with an elbow. Referees ruled it a flagrant foul 2. The league reviews all flagrant fouls in the regular season and postseason and has the option to reclassify the foul, impose a fine or suspend a player.
In a statement, the NBA said it suspended Smith for “throwing an elbow and striking the chin” of Terry.