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11/29/2012 - 6:23pm
Garnett fined, no suspensions for Nets
By: DJ Bean

The league announced Thursday that no Nets players have been suspended over Wednesday night's altercation with the Celtics. 

Boston's Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 and Brooklyn's Gerald Wallace was docked $35,000, but Kris Humphries was not punished. Rajon Rondo was suspended for two games for shoving Humphries. 

For more on the Celtics, visit weei.com/celtics.  


11/29/2012 - 6:18pm
Daly: 'No progress' between NHL/NHLPA
By: DJ Bean

NHL deputy commissioner Billy Daly issued the following statement Thursday after the league and NHLPA wrapped up two days of meetings with federal mediators present: 

"Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players' Association. After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators concluded that the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation at this point in time. We are disappointed that the mediation process was not successful." 

It was announced Monday that mediators would be brought in for the labor negotiations. To this point, the league has cancelled games through Dec. 14 due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement.

For more on the NHL lockout and the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


11/29/2012 - 5:52pm
Ainge: Rondo suspended two games
By: DJ Bean

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on The Big Show Thursday that point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games by the league for his actions in Wednesday night's altercation with the Nets. 

Rondo was ejected from the game after shoving Kris Humphries in reaction to Humphries' foul on Kevin Garnett. Ainge said that he felt the punishment "may be a little bit excessive in my mind," and noted that the fact that the fracas spilled into the crowd may have had something to do with it. He added that though he found the punishment  "disappointing" and "frustrating," the team likely will not appeal the league's decision. 

Earlier in the day, Garnett said on Mut & Merloni that he wasn't surprised that Rondo responded in the way that he did because he has his teammates' backs, but Ainge insisted that Rondo's actions hurt the C's more than they helped. 

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11/29/2012 - 4:38pm
Doc: Green, Wilcox uncertain for Friday

WALTHAM -- In addition to a potential suspension of starting point guard Rajon Rondo, the Celtics could be without two pieces of their bench on Friday night when they take on the Trail Blazers Friday night at TD Garden. 

Jeff Green injured his right knee in the third quarter Wednesday when Reggie Evans set a screen for Jerry Stackhouse. Green backed up into the screen awkwardly and sprained his knee. He received treatment and returned to the game in the fourth quarter. 

Following practice Thursday, head coach Doc Rivers announced that Green had to sit out practice after his knee experienced more swelling overnight. 

"He knee swelled. I think he's going to play but I'm not sure," Rivers said. 

Rivers said that rookies Kris Joseph and Fab Melo - both currently with the D-League team in Maine - are options to replace either Green or Wilcox, but added that if Rondo is suspended, the team will have to play...

11/29/2012 - 4:14pm
Rajon Rondo: 'I didn't try to start a riot'

WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo spoke for the first time since being ejected from Wednesday night's game for fighting. Rondo said he spoke with the NBA office about an hour before Thursday's practice and made his case for his involvement in the altercation with Brooklyn forward Kris Humphries, after Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett in mid-air on a baseline drive to the basket with 29.5 seconds left in the second quarter. 

"I talked to the NBA," Rondo said. "They recorded the conversation. I just explained what went on, what happened [late] in the second quarter. I told them the truth. I don't know what's going to happen. They haven't made any decisions yet. I'm just waiting to hear back from the league. I went through practice hoping I'll play [Friday] but you never know."

Rondo said he has no hunch on whether he will be suspended or how long any disciplinary action might be.

"You never know, you just never know,"...

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