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VIDEO: P.J. Tucker ejected for punching Blake Griffin

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

As the Suns lost to the Clippers on Monday night, Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker got tangled up on a rebound. Griffin fell to the ground on top of Tucker. Tucker took exception, and nailed him in the face.

Tucker was ejected and you can bet that he'll be suspended for at least one game. You strike a player above the neck and you're going to lose a game. Just what happens.

Though Suns coach Jeff Hornacek would disagree with that course of action.

“He was standing there and Blake takes him to the ground and rolls on top of him and he just tries to get him off,” Hornacek said of the incident (per AZCentral). "I don't know why that would be a suspension,” Hornacek said. “That shouldn't even have been a foul.”

Tucker said, "No comment. Just playing hard. That's it.”

"I think they got it right," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Tucker's ejection. “Again, Blake gets hit as much as anybody in the league. I think we've all seen it and it gets old. It really does."

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