Monday, February 20, 2012
Rondo suspended for 2 games
By Chris Forsberg
CSN ScreenshotRajon Rondo flips the ball off a game official Sunday in Detroit.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the chest during Sunday's loss in Detroit, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Monday.
Rondo will serve his suspension immediately, missing the team's next two games against the Mavericks and Thunder, according to the release from the league.
Frustrated by a lack of a foul call on a third-quarter drive, Rondo flipped the ball at official Sean Wright, earning a double technical and automatic ejection. Rondo now owns a team-high seven technical fouls on the season, placing him near the top of the league in technicals.
"I don’t want anyone to get thrown out of a game, but he did," Rivers told reporters in Detroit after the game. "I didn’t see what happened, so it’s tough for me to make comment on it. I was actually looking down at a sheet of paper, so I missed it."
Asked if he sought clarification on why Rondo was ejected, Rivers said, "No, I didn’t even ask. At that point, I didn’t care to find out. I’ll find out later. I wasn’t worried about that to be honest."