Blake Griffin is expected to be punished by the Los Angeles Clippers after team chiefs condemned the forward’s conduct.
The Clippers issued a statement on Tuesday addressing Griffin’s reported altercation with a team equipment staffer.
Owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc Rivers announced the 26-year-old had broken the fourth metacarpal in his right hand after throwing a punch, and said that the team was looking into the incident: “This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team.
“We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”
The Clippers are 11-3 without Griffin, who has been out since December 26 with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.
He is expected to miss another four to six weeks with his hand fracture.