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Clippers get it right with their four-game suspension for Blake Griffin

Clippers get it right with their four-game suspension for Blake Griffin

This time, the Clippers' punch should be applauded.

This time, bones weren't broken, but strengthened.

Midway through its second season, the Steve Ballmer Era made its first real statement Tuesday, and there was no question mark about it. In a move that hurts them during the most difficult stretch of their schedule but solidifies the commitment to their new vision, the Clippers suspended Blake Griffin four games — and docked his pay for five games — as penalty for his parking-lot punching of equipment staffer Matias Testi.

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