Rondo ejected from Game 1 vs. Hawks

April, 29, 2012
4/29/12
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ATLANTA -- Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo earned two technical fouls and an immediate ejection after losing his temper with 41 seconds remaining in Sunday's 83-74 Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Rondo bumped referee Marc Davis as part of his outburst, which could earn him further penalty, including possible suspension for Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

With 41 seconds to play, Rondo took umbrage with a loose ball foul called on teammate Brandon Bass, who was trying to force a jump ball by going to the floor with Atlanta’s Josh Smith in a scramble. When Davis whistled the foul -- Bass' sixth of the game in a four-point contest -- Rondo immediately disputed the call, getting tagged with a technical, then appeared to bump Davis, earning a second technical and automatic ejection.

Now the league will have to determine if Rondo deserves a suspension for his actions. Rondo was suspended two games earlier this season for throwing a ball at a game official.

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Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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