The Clippers got back point guard Patrick Beverley in their haul from Houston, and when Beverley was lost for the season because of a knee injury, after playing in just 11 games, the deal looked even more lopsided. Mike D'Antoni angrily complained about not getting the goaltending call as Griffin ran the floor pointing and shouting at D'Antoni, brushing into the Rockets coach, who was out of bounds.
Two minutes later, with Los Angeles ahead by 113-100, Houston's Trevor Ariza appeared to be making comments toward the Clippers' bench when Griffin approached and had some words for Ariza.
The NBA has started its investigation into the incident involving the Clippers and Rockets in which several Houston players unsuccessfully tried to enter L.A.'s locker room after Monday night's game at Staples Center. "Yes. I'm in the Staples Center in the back hallway, three players from the Rockets are coming to beat me up". "Blake and Kendall have been cooling off recently, but they're not officially broken up", the source said.
Chippy play and players jawing at each other led to ejections, followed by Rockets players, led by Chris Paul, reportedly storming into the Clippers' locker room to confront Blake Griffin and teammate Austin Rivers, son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
"We were where we were supposed to be after the game". Griffin scored under the basket and Paul was called for a foul.
There have been any number of National Basketball Association games over the decades that have led to tempers flaring and scuffles or even all-out fights on the floor. D'Antoni received a technical, giving the Clippers an additional free throw.
"Um, I don't know", Chris Paul said.
2 Griffin grabbed the rebound, passed to Lou Williams and rushed up the floor. The away team were reported calling out Rivers and Griffin, but security managed to escort the Rockets out before anything escalated.
"Sometimes I think sports are dumb, but times like these remind me why they will always be the best". Yes, their last two wins have come against a Sacramento team they've beaten four times already this season.