Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart fined $50k by NBA

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for shoving Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in a game on Wednesday. In its announcement, the NBA said the amount of Smart’s fine “was also based on his repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during NBA games”

Cousins returns, leads Warriors past Pacers

DeMarcus Cousins contributed six points to a third-quarter runaway in his return to the lineup Thursday night, helping the Golden State Warriors blow out the Indiana Pacers 112-89 in Oakland, Calif. All five starters scored in double figures as the Wa…