ATLANTA (AP) - Rajon Rondo lost his cool in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won't be on the court for Game 2.
The NBA announced on Monday that the Boston Celtics' star point guard has been suspended one game without pay in the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Rondo will sit out Tuesday night's contest in Atlanta after sticking out his chest to bump referee Marc Davis while disputing a foul call with 41 seconds left in Boston's Game 1 loss.
The NBA's assist leader scored 20 points and dished out 11 assists before he was tossed, leaving Boston with a huge hole in its lineup. But the Celtics insist they're ready to move on without Rondo. First-year player Avery Bradley will likely take over at the point.