LOS ANGELES (AP) - Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City and Matt Barnes of the Clippers have been ejected after an altercation in the second quarter of the teams' game.
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.

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 711 Denver Nuggets  91%
#2 511 Milwaukee Bucks  73%
#3 504 Orlando Magic  71%
#4 507 Boston Celtics  68%
#5 509 Houston Rockets  67%
#8 702 Miami Heat  58%
#10 709 Chicago Bulls  54%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings vs. Trail Blazers Pick Are the host Portland Trail Blazers going to dominate the Sacramento Kings on the second night of a home-and-home series? Tip-off is...
Thumbnail Bucks vs. Mavericks Pick Are the Milwaukee Bucks and host Dallas Mavericks going to play a game that...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Grizzlies Pick Will the host Memphis Grizzlies wrap up the season series with the Houston Rockets with a win tonight when the two...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Hawks Pick Are the Boston Celtics going to secure a 15th straight win and cover the spread tonight at the Atlanta Hawks? Game...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. 76ers Pick Are the Golden State Warriors going to cover the spread for the second time in as many weeks tonight versus the host Philadelphia 76ers? Tip-off is...

NBA Team Pages