Rondo suspended for bumping official
After Game 2 of the Celtics’ 2012 first-round playoff series vs. the Hawks, Rondo was suspended for Game 3 of the series for bumping an official.
Rondo made contact with referee Marc Davis after arguing a call against teammate Brandon Bass. Rondo was ejected, and the NBA reviewed the play before handing down final judgment. The NBA’s no-contact rules mandate a suspension for intentional contact with an official.
“Obviously, from a competitive standpoint we are disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Rondo. He plays a valuable part in our team’s success. We accept the punishment and will use it as a learning tool for our players,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.