Patrick Mills helps Joel Przybilla up after he was knocked down by the Clippers' Brian Cook
Postgame notes from Sunday's Clippers-Trail Blazers action focused as much on the chippy nature of the game as the outcome. Monday, the league announced suspensions will follow.
Clipper forward Brian Cook will miss two games after committing a flagrant foul, Penalty Two against Joel Przybilla. Blazers guard Andre Miller faces a one-game suspension for "making excessive and unnecessary contact with Blake Griffin," according to the league's press release.
Update: Video of Miller trucking Griffin has been unearthed (via Blazersedge).
More on the incidents from the announcement:
The incident involving Cook occurred with 4.5 seconds remaining in the third quarter of Portland's 100-91 win over the Clippers on Sunday, December 5 at Rose Garden. The incident involving Miller occurred with 7:06 remaining in the fourth quarter of the same game.
Cook will begin serving his suspension tonight when the Clippers host the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center. Miller will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Trail Blazers host the Phoenix Suns at Rose Garden.
Baron Davis, Craig Smith, Nicolas Batum and Przybilla also picked up technical fouls during the game and Marcus Camby was hit with a flagrant-1 for hard foul on Griffin.
But the most important news -- as Tom Ziller noted Monday morning -- is that it wasn't even the worst part of the night for Przybilla, who probably preferred being the recipient of the flagrant foul over landing on the receiving end of this Baron Davis nastiness: