The 2014 NBA playoffs have been rather chippy, to say the least. During game 4 of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder series yesterday, Thunder power-forward Serge Ibaka responded to a shove from Blake Griffin by switching to southpaw stance and landing a lead right hook directly to Griffin’s crotch. Griffin limped off downcourt following the punch, very much like a man who had just had his nuts racked.
Keep in mind that this happened in the very beginning of the game, when the score was still tied at zero. Indeed, a message had been sent early, though Ibaka later said the low blow was an accident. The Clippers went on to beat the Thunder by a score of 101-99, tying their series at 2-2.
A slowed-down GIF of the incident is after the jump, via SBNation.