Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was ejected in the final minute of Sunday night's NBA playoff Game 1 in Atlanta for bumping into the referee after arguing over a call, and he may be suspended for the next game in the series against the Hawks.
It happened with under 45 seconds left as players on the Celtics and Hawks were diving on the floor for a loose ball. Referee Marc Davis blew the whistle and Rondo was expecting a jump ball, but instead Davis called a personal foul on Celtics forward Brandon Bass.
Rondo got right into Davis' face and screamed at him, smacking his hands for emphasis, which prompted Davis to turn towards the scorers' table and call a technical foul call on Rondo. As Davis' back was turned, Rondo bumped Davis from behind, prompting a quick second technical foul call from Davis, resulting in an immediate ejection from the game.
The Celtics did not score another point as the Hawks closed out the game to earn the 83-74 victory and take a 1-0 series lead. If Rondo is suspended for Game 2 against the Hawks, the Celtics could be in real trouble.
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After the Rajon Rondo incident last night, everyone wondered what Stern would say about it. Well, he has spoken... at least.. he spoke about it on ESPN Radio:
“I don’t want to pre-judge on what the recommendation is going to be,” Stern said. “But as a fan, he obviously bumped him. And you know what happens with respect to that.” There have been three instances this...
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ATLANTA – It had the potential to end differently. It had the potential to mirror other games this weekend where the aggressor ended up getting defeated in a fourth quarter flurry that stunned them. But it didn’t.
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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
The NBA announced its decision Monday, less than 24 hours after Rondo stuck out his chest to bump referee Marc Davis while complaining about a call in the final minute of Boston's 83-74 loss in Game 1.
Rondo won't be able to play Tuesday night in...
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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game for bumping into referee Marc Davis while arguing a call in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. The three-time All-Star will miss Tuesday night's game, the second in the best-of-seven series. Rondo was initially called for a technical foul with 41 seconds remaining in the Celtics' 83-74 loss to...
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The official who tossed Rajon Rondo from last night's game is no stranger to controversy, publicity or the Celtics.
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