During the Christmas Day match up between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, there was a scuffle between Andrew Bogut and Blake Griffin. The two were tanlged up underneath the basket and it looked like a bit of pushing and shoving as the two tried to separate themselves from one another.
It resulted in Griffin receiving a a technical foul, his second of the night after receiving a technical at the end of the third for for talking to Draymond Green after Green elbowed him. Bogut received a flagrant foul 1, and Green was ejected with a flagrant 2 earlier in the game.
Griffin could think of only one way to describe the Warriors play.
“If you look at it, I didn’t do anything and I got thrown out of the game,” Griffin said, via ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Markazi. “It all boils down to they (the referees) fell for it. To me, that’s cowardly. That’s cowardly basketball.”
“Instead of just playing straight up and playing a game, it got into something more than that, and it’s unfortunate because you want to play a team head-to-head,” Griffin said. “You don’t want to start playing other games and playing cowardly basketball.”
In case you missed it, here is video of the incident: