July 28, 2014
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 accumulate.
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 wide.
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.