Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Rondo ejected; assist streak ends
By Chris Forsberg
BOSTON -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets for striking Kris Humphries in the chest after Humphries committed a hard foul on Kevin Garnett in the final seconds of the first half.
Humphries fouled Garnett on the baseline with 29.5 seconds to play in the second quarter and Garnett spilled to the floor. Rondo took exception to the foul and struck Humphries in the chest and the two remained tangled, stumbling into the stands below the basket as Rondo continued to strike Humphries, who pulled Rondo's jersey off during the scrum.
Humphries and Rondo both were ejected from the game as was Gerald Wallace, who also received a technical foul, his second of the game.
With the ejection, Rondo's 37-game streak of at least 10 assists was snapped, keeping him tied with John Stockton for the second-longest run in NBA history (and short of Magic Johnson's 46-game record).
Rondo had three assists over 18 minutes.
It's almost certain that Rondo will be suspended for his actions once the league reviews the incident.