Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blake Griffin ejected after mixing it up with Andrew Bogut (VIDEO)

The tension between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors has been steadily building for a couple of seasons now and — after Blake Griffin and Andrew Bogut got tangled up in each other's arms while battling for position Christmas night — the rivalry has firmly established itself as one of the testiest in the NBA.

After some pushing, arm-bending and wrestling in their new short sleeves, Griffin was assessed a technical foul (his second of the game) and ejected from the game. Bogut was given a flagrant-1 foul and was allowed to stay in the game. He also earned himself a technical foul during the free throw attempts by Ryan Hollins.

What exactly did Griffin do during this skirmish that warranted the ejection from the game? That's not entirely clear, but he already had 20 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists during 33 minutes of action before getting tossed.

Griffin had some angry words for the Warriors and officials after the 105-103 loss.

"If you look at it, I didn't do anything and I got thrown out of the game. It all boils down to they (referees) fell for it," Griffin said. "To me, it's cowardly basketball. I don't know their intentions, but it worked. ... If I knew the answer I'd probably be in a different position. Tonight I got two technicals for nothing."

Ahh ... Christmas — that time of getting.

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