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In what could be a called a possible Western Conference Finals preview, things got heated between the Clippers and Thunder.
With the Clips trailing by three with under two minutes to go, Serge Ibaka and Blake Griffin were fighting for position under the basket when things escalated. Ibaka appeared to hit Griffin below the belt, drawing a flagrant-1 foul for the act but avoiding ejection.
Check it out in the animation below.
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Serge Ibaka got away with what appeared to be a hit to Blake Griffin’s groin at the end of Oklahoma City’s 108-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.
The two were fighting under the basket for position as Matt Barnes’ 3-pointer from the corner went in with less than two minutes left in the game. As the ball was nearing the basket, Ibaka hit Griffin below the waist. ...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka received a flagrant-1 foul on Sunday when he hit Blake Griffin near the groin (video of the play here) during his team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unclear whether Ibaka hit Griffin in the man region or not, but it certainly looked like the swing itself was intentional.
After the game, Ibaka insisted that he was not trying...
Looks like Serge Ibaka took some notes from Nicholas Batum in the Summer Olympics game. After leading by as much as 19 points, the Oklahoma City Thunder allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to crawl within three in the final 2 minutes, where Serge Ibaka hits Blake Griffin in a particularly sensitive region in their fight for rebounding position.
While the hit looked malicious, Serge...
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka committed a cardinal sin when defending Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin on Sunday. I mean, I know Griffin was boxing Ibaka out, but seriously? Karate chopping someone in the nuts is not cool. I can’t believe Ibaka was only given a flagrant and wasn’t thrown out of the game. Ibaka was huge down the stretch...
Sunday at Staples Center, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka supplied quite the nut shot to Los Angels Clippers star Blake Griffin with under two minutes to go in a showdown between two of the Western Conference's top teams.
In GIF form via HardwoodParoxysm.Com, watch Ibaka punch Griffin in the balls:
After reviewing the play, the officials somehow let...
There are flagrant fouls and there are things that we here at That NBA Lottery Pick like to deem as "super flagrant fouls".Near the end of Sunday afternoon's Clippers/Thunder match-up, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka decided to pull off his own version of tough love with Blake Griffin.Watch as Ibaka punches Griffin right in the groin and gets called for a flagrant foul:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined 25,000 by the NBA for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday's game.
NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Tuesday. The league also upgraded the flagrant foul 1 Ibaka's was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled...
The NBA has fined Serge Ibaka $25,000 for striking Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the groin during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game at Staples Center. The league also upgraded the low blow, which was originally ruled a Flagrant 1 foul, to a Flagrant 2 foul, meaning Ibaka should of been ejected. The Thunder forward, receiving no suspension, will be available to play tonight...
The only thing I can think of is that Ibaka sent Keri Hilson up to David Stern’s office to take care of the problem. I rather take a Metta World Peace elbow, than getting hit in the groin.
Serge Ibaka has been fined $25k by NBA “for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area.”
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) March 5, 2013
This should have been a...
Serge Ibaka punched Blake Griffin in the groin on Sunday.
A month ago, Matt Barnes was suspended for striking Greg Stiemsma of the TWolves in the neck. A few days later, Metta World Peace was suspended for striking Brandon Knight in the face. On Sunday, Serge Ibaka struck Barnes teammate, Blake Griffin, in the groin. Tuesday, Ibaka was handed a lesser punishment than the aforementioned and fined 25K for his actions. Matt Barnes...
Poor, Nick Collision...at first glance it appeared that he had an easy basket against the Los Angeles Clippers until Blake Griffin decided to swat it away.Watch as Blake rises up in the third quarter of Sunday's OKC/LA match-up to deny Collison the shot at the rim:
JR The Bossman was joined by Phillip Jackson for his weekly spot on Monday nights at midnight. The two talked about numerous topics from the always entertaining “Boss Report”, to the NBA and Serge Ibaka’s punch to the man-region of Blake Griffin. Listen to the podcast below and be sure to tune in next time [...]
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