Rajon Rondo suspended for Tuesday game vs. Rockets

NEW YORK -- Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay after a dispute with an official during a loss last week in Mexico City.

The NBA announced the penalty Friday. The Kings next play Tuesday night at home against the Houston Rockets.

The league said Rondo directed a derogatory and offensive term toward an official on Dec. 3 during a game against the Boston Celtics and then didn't leave the court in a timely manner after being ejected.

Rondo was given two technical fouls and tossed midway through the third quarter.