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Bob Ryan

Playoff suspensions can be a knockout

ATLANTA - NBA history so often centers around the Boston Celtics, and that includes playoff suspensions.

In fact, the first thing I thought of when I became aware that Rajon Rondo had made contact with referee Marc Davis Sunday, and was subsequently suspended one game, was the single greatest line ever uttered by an NBA executive.

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