Scott Souza: #Celtics Marcus Smart said timetable is 6-8 weeks in thumb. Tore ligaments completely. Was told would be out longer the longer he waited on surgery so that’s why he did it as soon as possible to be back for playoffs.
October 21, 2018 | 2:35 am EDT Update
Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul were all ejected during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Rockets-Lakers contest after an altercation featured players swinging and shoving. Ingram was seen shoving James Harden during a dead ball, then proceeded to get in the face of an official after receiving a technical. Moments later Paul stuck a finger in the face of Rondo and the two began throwing punches. During the scrum, Ingram came flying in to throw a punch at Paul.
Rachel Nichols: Chris Paul told our broadcast crew this all started because Rajon Rondo spit in his face. When the second replay cycles through you can see Chris wiping his face before he goes at Rondo.
Ohm Youngmisuk: The Rockets’ side of the story is Rajon Rondo started this by spitting on Chris Paul. Several Lakers players did not know if that was the case when told what some of the Rockets were saying. es.pn/2R0UX1d
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Lakers officials watched tape and are backing Rajon Rondo’s contention that he didn’t spit on Chris Paul. Meanwhile, CP3 and Rockets are insisting that Rondo did spit. “Lot of history between them,” one source connected to both players says.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Along with Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo altercation in Lakers-Rockets, one of Rondo’s family members confronted Paul’s wife, Jada. NBA investigating tonight’s on-court altercations ahead of Rockets/Clippers on Sunday.
Jonathan Feigen: Chris Paul was still so angry after the game, multiple individuals said, because a member of Rajon Rondo’s family made “inappropriate” comments to Paul’s wife, Jada, in the stands after the altercation.