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Report: Celtics teammates Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown engaged in 'heated' confrontation after Game 2 loss

Tensions ran high in the Boston Celtics locker room after falling behind the Miami Heat 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, and teammates Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown “needed to be separated” from “a heated confrontation” following Thursday’s Game 2 loss, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Multiple reporters in the corridor heard screaming, cussing and “loud clanks” emerging from Boston’s locker room. According to Charania, Smart entered the room expressing frustration about bearing the burden of the blame for another collapse, suggesting others were also accountable.