Pool Report on the Marcus Smart Ejection and Trae Young Technical Foul in the Fourth Quarter of Tonight’s Boston at Atlanta Game  

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.”