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NBA suspends Celtics rookie Smart for hit on Spurs' Bonner

LOS ANGELES The NBA doled out punishment to two players Saturday, suspending Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart and fining Dallas Mavericks forward Amar'e Stoudemire for separate incidents. Both penalties were announced by NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn. Smart was suspended one game without pay and Stoudemire was fined $15,000. Smart was suspended for punching San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner in the groin in the fourth quarter of Boston's 101-89 road loss. As Bonner prepared to set a pick on Smart, the rookie swung his arm up between Bonner's legs. The players began shouting at each other and had to be separated. Bonner asked the referees to...