During Wednesday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers, which was won by the Warriors 105-103, the two teams got into several scraps.
Late in the third quarter, Warriors’ forward Draymond Green elbowed Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin in the head and was issued a flagrant 2 and was subsequently ejected from the game.
A little later, in the fourth quarter, both Griffin and Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut were battling for position for a potential rebound and the two got tangled up. They began to fight, but never really went beyond simple pushing, shoving and grabbing. Griffin was still issued a technical foul. It was his second of the game, so he was ejected.
Before the ejection, Griffin was making a huge impact, finishing the game with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes.
After the game, the two teams began pushing and shoving again.
There has been a lot of bad blood between these two squads. Griffin and Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson have had words, which included Jackson calling Griffin “a great actor.
This rivalry is developing into one of the best in the league.