Blake Griffin altercation reportedly escalated after 'routine back-and-forth teasing'

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

It sounds like it started innocently enough -- not that it's any consolation to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The altercation Saturday between team superstar Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant Matias Testi -- one that reportedly ended with Griffin breaking his right hand after repeatedly punching Testi -- began as a dinner among four friends in Toronto, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The paper says the other guests included fellow Clippers star DeAndre Jordan and another team assistant, Joe Resendez. Citing a source, the Times says "teasing" was involved:

It's unclear what the next steps will be for Griffin, but the team tells the Times it expects he will attend Friday's Lakers-Clippers game at Staples Center.

And while the NBA reportedly is investigating, it doesn't appear that any criminal charges are forthcoming. Per the Times: 

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