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Pacers’ David West ejected for elbowing Blake Griffin (VIDEO)

Jan 18, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

David West decided to deliver an unnecessary elbow to the head of Blake Griffin on Saturday, and though it seemed minor in real time, the referees determined that the act warranted a flagrant-two foul, which comes with it an automatic ejection.

Anytime something like this goes own, it’s likely the result of a physical buildup that’s taken place between the two players to this point in the contest. Nevertheless, West’s not-so-subtle elbow here was completely unnecessary, and the referees likely did the right thing in removing him from the rest of the game’s activities.

The Pacers did just fine without him, and used a strong first half to finish with the 106-92 victory over an L.A. team that came into this one on a five-game winning streak.

  1. stayhigh_247 - Jan 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    I dont condone violence, but I don’t think Blake wants some of that. This is how you know dudes are phony, Matt Barnes is always acting like a badass, but he minded his manners with D West, no tough guy act today huh Matt? Wow, then he bumped Deandre like what!!! Probably won’t happen, but for these two teams to meet in the finals would very entertaining.

  2. sellahh - Jan 18, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    The bump on DeAndre was awesome, no ***** given that day. Also check out how Matt Barnes just hugs West and escorts him out instead of doing his usual barking dog impersonation.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Matt Barnes no better. He’s tired of losing money lol

      • sellahh - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

        I can’t possibly understand what you meant right there.

      • ranfan12 - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:46 AM

        I just thought the same thing after looking over it. Win some lose some I guess

  3. rawdog2013 - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Roid-rage, hope he was tested at halftime.

    • money2long - Jan 19, 2014 at 1:14 AM

      lol this is funny cuz it’s ignorant, while at the same time holding the possibility of being true.

  4. redstar504 - Jan 19, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    Love the way D-West plays.

    When he was here in N.O. he was the same way. It was a dumb play because he got tossed but that is the guy you want on your team.

    He is an old school enforcer that will get physical with anyone. I can do without the “end 1″ nonsense he screams out after every shot he makes but aside from that he is just an old school basketball player the goes about his business, does his job and takes no B.S. from anyone.

    • savvybynature - Jan 19, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      Yeah, anyone would love to go to war with dat dude, but the phrase is “And-1.”

  5. bigwii - Jan 19, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    I mean as much as Blake flops and the way he complains he kind of deserved it a little. Just a reality check.

  6. slippyal2 - Jan 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    “David West is on that that list” the Charles Barkley saying was going through Matt Barnes, Blake, and DeAndre’s head.

  7. jimeejohnson - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    West’s a chump: he lost his cool and got tossed. Pacers are so good they don’t even need him.

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