Rajon Rondo ejected after fight in second quarter


Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis

A fight erupted under the Celtics basket with 29.5 seconds remaining in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Nets. Kevin Garnett took a hard foul from Brooklyn’s Kris Humphries, which Garnett took exception to. Rajon Rondo came to Garnett’s defense and began to shove Humphries, leading to pushing and shoving from both teams.

The scrum spread into the first few rows of the crowd. From the first row of the media section about 20 feet away, Rondo appeared to throw punches toward Lopez. It took about a minute for the players to clear as security staff from all parts of the Garden ran from the tunnel onto the floor.


After officials reviewed the play, the following fouls were assessed:

— Humphries: One personal, two technicals, ejection
— Gerald Wallace: One technical (his second of the game, leading to ejection)
— Garnett: One technical
— Rondo: Ejection

At the time of the ejection, Rondo had three assists, so his streak of double digits ends at 37 games. The Celtics trailed at the half, 51-38.

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