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Rondo suspended for 2 games

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Chicago Bulls guard C.J. Watson (L) fouls Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo as he goes up for a shot during the first quarter at the United Centeriin Chicago, Feb. 16, 2012. UPI/Brian Kersey | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/af7070f735c8ace2af44c96369a8eb11/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Chicago Bulls guard C.J. Watson (L) fouls Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo as he goes up for a shot during the first quarter at the United Centeriin Chicago, Feb. 16, 2012. UPI/Brian Kersey | License Photo

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The NBA said Monday Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games for hitting an official with a ball.

Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president of basketball operations, said Rondo was penalized "for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the chest" during the third quarter of the Celtics' loss to Detroit Sunday.

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Rondo will miss the Celtics' games at Dallas Monday and at Oklahoma City Wednesday, which will be his 26th birthday.

Rondo is averaging 14.8 points and 9.5 assists per game.

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