Celtics Guard Rondo Suspended, to Miss Tonight’s Game at Knicks

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will miss tonight’s game at the New York Knicks after being suspended one game by the National Basketball Association for making contact with a referee.

Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president for basketball operations, said today in an e-mailed release that Rondo was suspended without pay for touching the official during an 89-81 victory at the Atlanta Hawks yesterday and failure to cooperate with a league investigation.

The Celtics (16-17) have won two straight games heading into tonight’s contest against the Knicks (23-10) at Madison Square Garden.

Rondo, 26, was suspended for two games in November for starting a fight that spilled into the stands during a home loss to the Brooklyn Nets. He also was suspended a game during last season’s playoffs for bumping an official.

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