Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City and Matt Barnes of the Clippers
have been ejected after an altercation in the second quarter of the
Clippers star Blake Griffin was assessed a technical foul for
his part in the incident with 6 seconds left in the first half
Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Griffin was trying to put the ball up when his arms and Ibaka’s
became entangled. Barnes shoved Ibaka hard in the chest. Griffin
kept trying to get at Ibaka as players from both teams formed a
scrum. Ibaka cocked his right fist, but didn’t take a swing as
Barnes smiled at him.
Kevin Durant made the free throw on Griffin’s technical and
Russell Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 62-53 lead
at the break.