Suns' Tucker gets 1-game suspension for elbowing Griffin

Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chiin.

Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Suns forward P.J. Tucker get tangled up under the basket in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game at the Staples Center.

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NEW YORK --€“ Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin, it was announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations.

The incident occurred with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers'€™ 112-105 win over the Suns on Monday at Staples Center.

Tucker will serve his suspension on Wednesday, when the Suns host the Cleveland Cavaliers at US Airways Center.