The Pool Report interview was conducted by Lauren Williams (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) with Crew Chief Sean Wright following tonight’s Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks game.
QUESTION: “Why was Marcus Smart ejected from tonight’s game?”
WRIGHT: “He was ejected for the grab and take down of Trae Young.”
QUESTION: “What was unnatural about that move that warranted being ejected?
WRIGHT: “[Smart] grabs [Young] and slams him to the ground.”
QUESTION: “Why was Trae Young assessed a technical?”
WRIGHT: “For getting up and pointing in Marcus Smart’s Face”
QUESTION: “And, why wasn’t Trae Young ejected from tonight’s game?”
WRIGHT: “His actions did not rise to the level of an ejection.”
QUESTION: “What was deemed inappropriate about Trae Young’s interaction with Marcus Smart?”
WRIGHT: “His pointing in [Smart’s] face was deemed inappropriate and that is why we assessed a technical foul.”