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Thunder notebook: Rajon Rondo suspended against OKC

Boston has lost six of its last seven games. Rondo will miss game after flinging the ball into the midsection of an official.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: February 21, 2012
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The Boston Celtics (15-16) come to OKC (25-7) having lost six of their last seven games and also having lost starting point guard Rajon Rondo to a two-game suspension, the second of which will be served Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Rondo was suspended for flinging the ball into the midsection of official Sean Wright following a no-call during the Celtics' 96-81 loss Sunday night at Detroit.

The suspension was handed down before Boston's 89-73 loss Monday night at Dallas.

“When he (Rondo) walked in he said, ‘What do you think?' and I said, ‘You're not playing tonight,'” Boston coach Doc Rivers told The Boston Globe. “He knew the one game. I think he's very surprised at the two.”

Rondo's next appearance will be after the All-Star break on Feb. 28 at Cleveland.

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The Thunder never has beaten the Boston Celtics in OKC. The results:

Nov. 5, 2008 – Celtics 96, Thunder 83

Dec. 4, 2009 – Celtics 105, Thunder 87

Nov. 7, 2010 – Celtics 92, Thunder 83

On the flip side, the Thunder has beaten the Celtics three straight times in Boston. The results:

March 9, 2009 – Celtics 103, Thunder 84

March 31, 2010 – Thunder 109, Celtics 104

Nov. 19, 2010 – Thunder 89, Celtics 84

Jan. 16, 2012 – Thunder 97, Celtics 88

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