NBA rescinds Smart's tech

The NBA rescinded the technical foul assessed to Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart during a Dec. 31 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Smart and Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins were tagged with double technical fouls after Cousins slammed Smart to the floor in the fourth quarter of Boston's 106-84 triumph. Cousins was ejected for registering his second technical foul of the game.

Smart said after the game, "I don’t see why I got the tech," and Celtics coach Brad Stevens later noted he hoped that the league would revisit the technical. Upon league office review, the technical was rescinded.

Smart still has one technical foul to his name this season. Each of a player's first five technical fouls of a season carries a $2,000 fine.

A look at Boston's technical foul leaderboard for the 2014-15 season:


2: Jared Sullinger

1: Smart, Rajon Rondo