Serge Ibaka Fined for Hitting Blake Griffin

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was fined $25,000 by the NBA Tuesday for hitting Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the groin region during the Thunders 108-104 win over the Clippers Sunday.

With 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter Ibaka and Griffin were battling for a rebound. Griffin had the inside position and Ibaka took his right fist and hit Griffin in the groin. Griffin immediately fell to the floor in pain.

Ibaka was originally called for a flagrant 1 foul but Tuesday the NBA upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2. If the original call was a flagrant 2, Ibaka would have been immediately ejected from the game. Instead he continued to play scoring three key points and blocking a Matt Barnes layup in final :59 of the game helping the Thunder win.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.