On a night when things were already starting to look aggressive on the court, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo as well as Brooklyn Nets forwards Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace were ejected from the game after engaging in a half-time brawl at the TD Garden.
The first half of Wednesday night’s game already included six technical fouls and clear-cut foul-shooting disparity. The Brooklyn Nets took 17 shots from the free throw-line while the Boston Celtics had only two in the final seconds of the first half.
However, frustrations grew near the end of the first half and further drama unfolded with the Brooklyn Nets leading 51-35 after Kris Humphries was called for a hard foul on Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett. Kris Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett while taking a shot from the baseline with 29.5 seconds remaining in the first half, by landing a hit above his shoulders as Garnett tumbled to the floor.
Rajon Rando who was defending his historic streak that night forgot about the double-digits assist target per game and launched at Kris Humphries infuriated by the extra push he gave Kevin Garnett.
The time-time All-Star Rajon Rondo instigated the fight by striking Kris Humphries in the chest, and the power forward struck back. This commenced a brawl with Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett teaming up against Kris Humpheries, which included a lot of pushing, shoving, and with players possibly taking a few vicious swings as well.
It was an utter disgrace as the brawl extended off the floor and into the stands below the Boston Celtics Basket. Gerald Wallace too joined the pile of players in the brawl, pushing and shoving Rajon Rondo.
However, after the dust had settled and the officials had reviewed the incident provoking the brawl on replay, Rajon Rondo was ejected from the game, followed by Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace after their night ended on their second technical fouls. However, Kevin Garnett stayed in the game with just one technical foul.
When Kris Humphries was ejected from Wednesday night’s game, he had three points, four rebounds and two blocks playing logging just 13 minutes. While Gerald Wallace left with five points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals playing under 18 minutes against the Boston Celtics.
It was more bad news for Rajon Rondo, whose double-digits assist streak ended on 37-games, tying time for the second-place in the league’s all-time list with former Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton, after he was ejected from the game. Rajon Rondo had six points, three assists and two assist while playing just 18 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets.