Celtics’ Rondo suspended for two games
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games following his scuffle with Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game between the two teams.
After a Humphries foul sent forward Kevin Garnett crashing to the floor, Rondo immediately confronted the Nets player, beginning a shoving match that moved partly into the stands. Both Rondo and Humphries, along with Brooklyn’s Gerald Wallace, were ejected from the game.
According to ESPNBoston.com, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge acknowledged that Rondo would be suspended for two games in a radio interview on WEEI in Boston.
Earlier on Thursday, Rondo spoke about the fight to the Boston Globe, stating, “I don’t think I did anything dirty. I didn’t try to start a riot. I don’t think it’s more than just a pushing war that started.”
The six-year pro is averaging 12.9 points, 12.9 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Celtics this season.
With Rondo out, Boston will turn to Leandro Barbosa, Courtney Lee, and Jason Terry to handle the point guard duties.