J.R. Smith Ejected After Vicious Hit To Celtics' Jae Crowder's Face

Things got pretty physical during the Cavaliers-Celtics playoffs game on Sunday.

Kevin Love left the game with a dislocated shoulder and his teammate, J.R. Smith, also unloaded a brutal swing of the arm on Boston's Jae Crowder in the third quarter.

Ouch. (Source: Vine)

The refs called a Flagrant 2 and Smith was ejected. After the game, he told reporters there was "nothing malicious about it" and that he was "nervous as well" that he'd be suspended.

"I didn't try to do anything to hurt him or anybody else," he said. "It's not the way I play the game."

If you're feeling some deja vu, that's because Smith was ejected for a similar move two years ago against the Celtics when he was still playing for the Knicks. He was suspended for one playoff game as a result.

Even without Smith, the Cavs went on to beat the Celtics on Sunday, 101-93, and secured a first-round sweep.