Clippers' Griffin faces battery charge

Las Vegas, NV ( - Online court records show Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a charge of misdemeanor battery in Las Vegas.

The charge stems from an alleged altercation with a man using a camera inside a Las Vegas nightclub last month, TMZ and the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday evening.

Las Vegas Justice Court records show Griffin was charged Nov. 6 and is due to be arraigned the morning of Dec. 8.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the alleged victim accuses Griffin of squeezing his hand and shoulder and/or slapping him in the face in the Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort.

Under Nevada law, Griffin could face up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000 over the charge.

A Clippers spokesman told the team is aware of the situation but cannot comment on an open case.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said last month he trusts Griffin "100 percent."

"He's a great kid. We'll figure it out and get through it," Rivers said.

"I can't say much," the coach added, "but I feel very confident things will work out. I'll put it that way."

Griffin, 25, is averaging 24.3 points and 6.9 rebounds over seven games this season. The former slam-dunk champion averaged a career-high 24.1 points last season.