WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - The NBA says Boston Celtics point guard
Rajon Rondo won't be penalized for his hard foul on Chicago's Brad
Miller in the closing seconds of Game 5.
League spokesman Tim Frank said Wednesday that the play "stands
as called." That means no fine or suspension for Rondo or even
flagrant foul points that could lead to a suspension if they
With the Bulls trailing by two in the final seconds of overtime
on Tuesday night, Miller had a clear path to the basket. But Rondo
jumped and hit him across the face and the lay-in attempt sailed
Miller missed the free throws that could have tied it, and the
Celtics won 106-104 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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