Nets defend actions in fight with Celtics ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jim Davis/Globe Staff Rajon Rondo was at the center of a scrum during the Nets-Celtics game that left three players ejected in Boston's 95-83 loss. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images The fight stemmed from Rondo's reaction to a hard foul Brooklyn's Kris Humphries, center, committed on Kevin Garnett, left. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Rondo took a swing at Humphries, which ignited a fracas and led to an ejection for the Celtics guard. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Celtics coach Doc Rivers was upset with the combined effect of the fight and the loss. "That was awful, basketball-wise," he said. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Head official James Capers blamed Rondo for the fight. Rondo, he said, "initiated everything" after the foul. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Several other players jumped into the fight after Rondo took the swing at Humphries. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images The fight spilled over into the first row of fans under the basket. Michael Dwyer/AP Rondo, Humphries and the Nets' Gerald Wallace were ejected. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images It was the third ejection in 10 months for Rondo, who could face a suspension now. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Paul Pierce sat alone on the bench as officials sorted out the penalties following the fight.