(video of Marc Davis questionable calls during Game 1 via Red’s Army)
I had been hoping the Boston Celtics would become Neo from the Matrix and dodge a bullet on Monday, but David Stern and Stu Jackson have hit their mark.
Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of the Celtics-Hawks series, according to Boston sports anchor Mike Dowling, a punishment he surely deserves after bumping chests with referee Marc Davis during Game 1.
This season continues to be a lesson in adversity. First there was the Jeff Green heart issue, then the Chris Wilcox heart issue, Jermaine O’Neal’s inevitable season-ending injury and Ray Allen’s bone spurs. The Celtics have so far taken the tsunami waves headed their way and rode the crest of those waves until they safely reached shore. Now the Celtics will need to win Game 2 without their star point guard.
Beating the Hawks on the road in Game 2 without Rondo is doable, but the Celtics just lost at least a portion of their margin of error. Expect the offense to run through Paul Pierce tomorrow night.