Pacers’ West fined for elbowing Blake Griffin

David West. (WISH Photo, file)
David West. (WISH Photo, file)

NEW YORK (AP) – Pacers forward David West has been fined $15,000 for elbowing the Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the jaw.

West was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected at the end of the first half of Indiana’s 106-92 win Saturday. The NBA announced the fine Sunday.

The league also fined Kings coach Michael Malone $25,000 for screaming at official Marc Davis after Sacramento’s 91-90 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

Davis called a jump ball instead of a foul against Memphis with 1.9 seconds left and Sacramento trailing by a point, and the Grizzlies won the jump ball.

Malone was fined for verbal abuse of an official and not proceeding directly to his locker room after the game ended. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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