Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (center) after getting a technical foul against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center.
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LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin has been suspended for a game after getting his 16th technical foul this season.
NBA president of operations Rod Thorn announced the suspension, and Griffin will sit out the regular-season finale on Wednesday night against Portland.
NBA rules state a player or coach is automatically suspended a game once he receives his 16th technical. For every two additional technicals, the player or coach will be automatically suspended for an additional game.
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Griffin received the technical after swinging his right arm around trying to get the ball from Denver’s Timofey Mozgov and hitting him in the head with 3:23 left in the second quarter in Tuesday night’s win.
Regardless, Griffin planned to skip the last game to rest before the NBA playoffs.