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Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating after Friday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA announced Saturday.

In the closing minutes, with the score tied at 107, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was initially called for an offensive foul on a drive through the lane, which would have been his sixth, when he charged into Smart. But the play was reviewed and overturned to a block, giving Antetokounmpo the 3-point play.

Smart made his comments to the media following the Celtics’ 119-112 loss.