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Kings’ Rajon Rondo suspended one game for dispute with official

The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, left, was guarded by the Sacramento Kings’ Rajon Rondo during the first half in Mexico City on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, left, was guarded by the Sacramento Kings’ Rajon Rondo during the first half in Mexico City on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Associated Press

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo was suspended one game without pay after a dispute with an official during a loss last week in Mexico City.

The NBA announced the penalty Friday. The Kings next play on Tuesday night at home against Houston.

The league said Rondo directed a derogatory and offensive term toward an official on Dec. 3 during a game against Boston and then didn’t leave the court in a timely manner after being ejected.

Rondo was given two technical fouls and tossed midway through the third quarter.

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