NBA News 2015: Rajon Rondo banned for one game [VIDEO]

Rajon Rondo

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NEW YORK – guard Rajon Rondo, who helped Boston win the 2008 title, was suspended one game without pay Friday by the for actions in a loss at .

The 29-year-old playmaker will miss Sacramento’s home game Tuesday against Houston as punishment for what the league termed ”directing a derogatory and offensive term towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection.”

The incident, which brought Rondo two technical fouls and ejection from the game, took place with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter of Sacramento’s 114-97 loss to the Boston Celtics on December 3.

Rondo, 29, is averaging 12.6 points, 11.0 assists and 6.9 rebounds a game for the Kings, who at 9-15 have the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference.

After more than eight seasons with Boston, Rondo was traded by the Celtics to Dallas last December. He joined Sacramento in the off-season. (AFP)