The NBA handed Rondo a one-game suspension Monday for making contact with official Marc Davis toward the end of Boston's Game 1 loss to the Hawks on Sunday night. Any contact with an NBA official is an ejectable and often suspendable offense under league rules, which is why Rondo is doing time for his "bump."
Rondo's absence from the Celtics lineup will make an already thin backcourt even more vulnerable, as Ray Allen continues to sit with an apparent ankle injury. Allen's ailing ankle has forced him to miss 16 of the Celtics' past 21 games, including the last 10 straight.
Without Rondo or Allen, who remains doubtful for Tuesday's Game 2, the Celtics will likely turn to a combination of Keyon Dooling, Mickael Pietrus and Marquis Daniels to help ease the unrest in the Boston backcourt.
Whatever the solution may be, the Celtics are in desperate need of some assistance at the guard-position heading into a pivotal Game 2.
Given the circumstances, do you agree with the NBA's decision to suspend Rondo?