Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith ejected after punch in Celtics playoff game

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Game Four of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoff series is turning into a feisty affair. 

First Kevin Love was forced out of the game after having his shoulder realigned by Kelly Olynyk, then Kendrick Perkins levelled Jae Crowder with a not so subtle block.

Boston Brawl

Things have just ramped up again though with JR Smith (who else?) taking things to the next level with a punch good enough to get him ejected from the game altogether.

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Crowder was again the Celtics man on the receiving end as, with the first half drawing to a close, Smith threw his arm behind him - his fist connecting with his opponents jaw and sending him crashing to the floor.

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Smith picked up a flagrant two for the petulant strike out and looks set, you would assume, to be suspended for the Cleveland Cavaliers' next game.

With the Cavs up by double digits at the time of writing in this Game four of their series with Boston, that could very well be the first game of their round two contest against either the Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks.

Problems piling up

Although the Cavaliers are playing well so far in the postseason today's action may have a big effect on their chances moving forward.

As well as being without Smith for one game, the injury to Kevin Love looks concerning enough that he could be forced to miss some time too.

Cavaliers fans: Do you have any symathy for JR Smith? Have your say in the comments section below...

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