ATLANTA -- Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo earned two technical fouls and an immediate ejection after losing his temper with 41 seconds remaining in Sunday's 83-74 Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Rondo bumped referee Marc Davis as part of his outburst, which could earn him further penalty, including possible suspension for Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
With 41 seconds to play, Rondo took umbrage with a loose ball foul called on teammate Brandon Bass, who was trying to force a jump ball by going to the floor with Atlanta’s Josh Smith in a scramble. When Davis whistled the foul -- Bass' sixth of the game in a four-point contest -- Rondo immediately disputed the call, getting tagged with a technical, then appeared to bump Davis, earning a second technical and automatic ejection.
Now the league will have to determine if Rondo deserves a suspension for his actions. Rondo was suspended two games earlier this season for throwing a ball at a game official.
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