NBA Issues Punishments Following Absurd Clippers-Rockets Fracas

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Only two players will be disciplined for the insanity that occurred at Staples Center on Monday.

The matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets quickly went from spirited basketball to all-out mayhem. But now that the dust has settled, the NBA was able to thoroughly review the events that took place, which ultimately results in the suspension of two players.

Trevor Ariza found himself at the center of seemingly every extracurricular activity that took place Monday. Aside from trying to enter the Clippers locker room, the Rockets forward also found himself in a skirmish with Blake Griffin, who managed to avoid punishment.

And while Chris Paul and James Harden reportedly also were involved in the locker room incident, their actions apparently were done with good intentions.

Next up awaiting league punishment: Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo, who threw a haymaker punch at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica on Tuesday.

Thumbnail photo via Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports

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