Rajon Rondo to sit one game for bumping referee Marc Davis

As expected, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game by the NBA league office for making physical contact with a ref.

In Sundays first-round playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks, Rondo verbally challenged referee Marc Davis (for which he received a technical foul) before taking it an ill-advised step further and bumping Davis with his chest. Rondo was immediately ejected.

Of the suspension, Coach Doc Rivers had this to say…

Obviously, from a competitive stand point we are disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Rondo,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said via statement. “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.

Really, Doc? It’s a well know rule — touch a ref and sit it on down. Plain and simple.

The Celtics face the Hawks again in Atlanta, Tuesday.


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