Lakers' Rajon Rondo fined $35,000 by NBA

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The NBA fined Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo $35,000 one day after he was ejected from a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rondo paid the price for "unsportsmanlike physical contact" on Thunder guard Dennis Schroder in LA's 130-127 win Friday in Oklahoma City.

The Lakers veteran was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected in the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Rondo appeared to kick Schroder, with the NBA also penalizing the former on Saturday for "verbal abuse of a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection."

Rondo is averaging 7.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season.

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