San Diego Buzz: NBA's Investigation of Blake Griffin to end soon

BY foxsports • February 5, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- On Wednesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today Sports that an investigation into the incident between Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin and the team's equipment manager that left Griffin with a broken hand will end soon. Griffin is already sidelined 4-6 weeks from the incident, but could face disciplinary action from the league that may prolong his absence. Even if the league decides not to penalize Griffin, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer promised he would lay down some form of punishment for the incident, as the Clippers are investigating the situation separate from the NBA. The Clippers are 15-4 without Griffin.



The weather was atypical for San Diego at the Farmer's Insurance Open this past weekend, but Brandt Snedeker braved the storm and came out on top of the leader board. Snedeker closed out Sunday's shortened round going into the clubhouse at 3 under par. He didn't hit one shot on Monday, but still found himself in the winner's circle after a 23-hour wait.

This is Snedeker's second Farmer's Insurance Open victory in the last four years.

In the midst of all the controversy surrounding Blake Griffin and his altercation with an equipment manager, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has not only kept his team afloat, but has established his team as a force in the Western Conference. Leading the Clippers to an 11-3 record in the month of January was enough to earn Doc Rivers the Western Conference Coach of the Month award. At the end of January, the Clippers had beaten four of the top five teams in the Eastern Conference and five of the top seven teams in the Western Conference.



The Aztecs stole one from the visiting Rams Tuesday to improve to 10-0 in the Mountain West. While it wasn't pretty, players say it is the way they finish these close games that is making them better. Senior forward Winston Shepard said, "We just have to do what is required. Good teams find a way to win. I think we're a good team right now."

Jan 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers celebrates with center DeAndre Jordan (6) their win against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Clippers won 85-83. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

There will be no love lost in the Aztec's next game when the New Mexico Lobos come to town. This fierce rivalry will reveal its next episode on Saturday when the Lobos try to give the Aztecs their first in-conference loss of the season.

With the way the Mountain West is ranked this season, winning the conference could be a must to reach the Big Dance, which makes Saturday's game even more important for both teams.


Jan 23, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Dakarai Allen (4) celebrates with forward Winston Shepard (13) and guard Jeremy Hemsley (42) during the first half against the Utah State Aggies at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 11, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the tenth inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Baltimore, 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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