Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via AP

Apr 27, 2015 9:30 AM

Celtics-Cavaliers series ends with sweep, chippy altercations

The Boston Celtics - Cleveland Cavaliers finale on Sunday was full of fireworks - for the wrong reasons.

The Celtics got swept by the Cavaliers in their first-round playoff series 4-0 after dropping the afternoon contest, 101-93, but it got ugly during two separate instances in the game.

In the first quarter, Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Love got tied up going for a loose ball. Olynyk appeared to lock arms with Love and pull down, causing Love's shoulder (non-shooting) to separate.

Love left the game and did not return. He's looking at missing weeks of action, and he's not too happy about it - calling the play by Olynyk "bush league."

Celtics guard Jae Crowder was involved in two different dust-ups, first getting pushed to the ground during a blind screen by former Celtic Kendrick Perkins, leading to a brief altercation.

But that wasn't it for Crowder. He got leveled by J.R. Smith with a side-swiping forearm, leading to Smith's ejection from the game (and most likely a suspension). It was ugly.

Crowder also sprained his knee on the play.

The league has yet to weigh in on any additional penalties for Sunday's extracurricular activities, but fines and suspensions are possible.


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