Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart had a heated confrontation following their Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat and had to be separated by teammates, multiple sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Smart stormed into the locker room saying that other players needed to be held accountable.
As Smart continued and his voice grew louder, Brown shouted that players must stay together and that their actions must come as a team and not individually.
Objects were thrown around during the interaction between Smart and Brown with teammates diffusing the situation before a physical altercation could take place. Smart and Brown have smoothed over tensions.
“They will move past this and focus on the task,” a source said late Thursday.
Smart also had verbal exchanges with a couple of assistant coaches during the game.
The Boston Celtics trail 0-2 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.