Marcus Smart fined $35K for confrontation with refs following loss to the Nets

Agree with Bulpett here that Smart was lucky in avoiding a suspension. The NBA frowns on players acting in an intimidating manner with officials. While Smart didn't go full loco on the refs, based on his prior infractions I feared he might get suspended. Instead he receives a fine, which supposedly was higher due to the previous infractions. One worries about Smart losing his cool in the playoffs and it costing him a suspension there, which would obviously be more damaging.