Rajon Rondo Appears to Spit in Chris Paul's Face

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Paul and Rondo both left the court nearly immediately following the skirmish.

Paul will begin serving his suspension tonight when the Rockets face the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

Both Ingram and Rondo initiated both incidents and should receive the biggest fines and suspensions. The two were face-to-face after a scrum had formed over a previous technical foul, and Paul says Rondo spit in his face during the exchange. Paul was forced to miss his first game of 2018-19 against the LA Clippers on Sunday night. Rondo and Ingram practiced Sunday but did not talk with reporters.

Paul and Rondo were the main combatants trading blows after Paul stuck his finger in Rondo's face and pushed him hard. Ingram then threw punches in the melee.

Ingram, Paul and Rondo were all ejected.

LeBron James had a relatively quiet debut as a Los Angeles Laker, finishing with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists as the purple-and-gold franchise fell to 0-2 following a narrow loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

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It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' ideal start to the season. With the pressure off, Marko Rog then added a third with five minutes to go.

After the game, Rondo's former Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce said on ESPN that he was not "surprised at all" by the fight.

"Chris had to retaliate", Anthony said.

The NBA, they got to do what they got to do. Things seemed to go on as normal from there, then Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul started talking.

We appear to have a verdict on National Basketball Association spit-gate. '[We are] sending a clear message that this is not acceptable behavior and you can not do this. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James signed with the Lakers three months ago after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to four straight NBA final appearances, including their first championship in 2016.

With 4:13 remaining in the game and the Rockets ahead 109-108, a fight occurred with multiple participants. Ingram will end his suspension on Monday, Oct. 29, coming back to the court against the Timberwolves.

"We have so few of these and we're very lucky in that regard, " VanDeWeghe said.

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