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Marcus Smart Ejected In Orlando For Throwing Elbow

BOSTON (CBS) - Celtics rookie Marcus Smart earned a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected from the game Sunday in Orlando in the final minute of a 103-98 loss.

Smart's elbow crept a little too high and caught Elfrid Payton in the face on a drive to the basket.

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Smart was called for the offensive foul on the play, but after video review the officials determined the infraction warranted a flagrant-2, which calls for an immediate ejection.

"I was just making a basketball play to the rim," Smart told reporters after the game.

A flagrant-2 foul is defined by the league as "unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent." The league has the ability to review the foul afterwards and reclassify it. If the flagrant-2 stands, Smart will be subject to fine and/or suspension.

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