Apr 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks guard/forward J.R. Smith (8) commits a flagrant foul on Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) during the fourth quarter of game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. New York Knicks won 90-76.  Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

As many suspected would happen, J.R Smith was suspended for one game following an elbow thrown to the head of Jason Terry during the Knicks game 3 against the Boston Celtics.  The foul was ruled a flagrant two and Smith was ejected from the game.  While Smith did throw an elbow, many thought it was a big acting job and flop on Terry’s part.  So is the NBA becoming too soft?  Read more after the jump.

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Smith has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow and striking the chin of Jason Terry late in New York’s Game 3 win in Boston, the league announced on Saturday.  The league reviewed the tape and deemed it malicious and intentional.  Watch it for yourself.  What do you think?