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Blake Griffin ejected for brutal forearm smash into Taj Gibson's face

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Blake Griffin's night against the Chicago Bulls yesterday was a short one for the power forward.

The Los Angeles Clippers star was ejected from Thursday's game against the Bulls after committing a very blatant flagrant foul-2 on Chicago forward Taj Gibson, who was on the wrong end of Griffin's arm.

Gibson caught Griffin out on a pump-fake, and with the Clippers star in the air, he made the less-than-stellar decision to take a swing at the ball. It didn't go well.

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Griffin's forearm connected fully with Gibson's face and the veteran was left reeling after the hit that could very easily have broken his nose.

The officials don't take 'intent' into account when it comes to fouls like this and Griffin was given his marching orders for "unnecessary and excessive" conduct.

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You can check out a video of the incident here....

Griffin committed the foul just past the midway point of the third quarter, with the Bulls leading by 14 points and Gibson looking set to add to that lead.

Griffin still managed to finish the game as the Clippers highest scorer, netting 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks before being ejected.

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