BOSTON -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games for shoving Kris Humphries and starting an altercation between the Celtics and Brooklyn Nets during Wednesday night's game in Boston, MA, Celtics GM Danny Ainge told WEEI on Thursday.
Mike Dowling of WCVB was the first to report the news, and also reported that Rondo's teammate, center/forward Kevin Garnett, has been fined for the incident. That report is unconfirmed.
#NBA sources say Rajon #Rondo had been suspended for 2 games for his role in last nights shoving match w/ Nets. Kevin Garnett has been fined— Mike Dowling (@MDowlingWCVB) November 29, 2012
The incident began with Humphries' hard foul on Garnett, which Rondo did not approve of, causing him to shove Humphries. Teammates rushed in to calm the situation, but Rondo and Humphries spilled three rows into the crowd. Play was stopped for nearly ten minutes, and after the dust had settled, officials ejected Rondo, Humphries and Gerald Wallace, who was tangled up with Garnett.
Rondo's early exit resulted in the end of his 37-game streak with double-digit assists. He ended the night with six points, three assists and two rebounds and is averaging 12.9 points and 12.9 assists so far this season.
Rondo will miss the Celtics' games against the Portland Trail Blazers at home on Friday and the Milwaukee Bucks on the road Saturday, but will be eligible to return on Dec. 5 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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