Following the on-court (and locker room) screaming fit between Rajon Rondo and head coach Rick Carlisle, the Dallas Mavericks suspended the fiery point guard for Wednesday night’s road tilt with the Atlanta Hawks.
Rondo suspended one game (tonight vs Atlanta). Conduct detrimental to team
— Mark Followill (@MFollowill) February 25, 2015
Per sources, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle had another heated exchange in the Mavs' locker room after last night's win.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 25, 2015
Ainge on Rondo-Carlisle incident: "I know that Rondo is an emotional guy and feisty. None of it really surprises me."
— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) February 26, 2015
The Mavs were spanked 104-87 as Rondo watched from the team hotel.
According to multiple reports, Carlisle and his floor general got in each other’s faces during and following a Tuesday night win against the visiting Toronto Raptors.
Per the Dallas Morning News:
The exchange during Tuesday night’s game between Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and point guard Rajon Rondo extended to the postgame locker room, several sources said.
Rondo, suspended for Wednesday’s game at Atlanta, and Carlisle had another dust-up in the locker room after the game and that no doubt played a part in the suspension.
Rondo, who traveled to Atlanta with the team, (was) not at Philips Arena.