Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
After the Clippers-Grizzlies seven-game slugfest in last season’s playoffs, it was safe to say that the two teams did not like each other.
From chippy fouls in the series to Rudy Gay openly expressing his dislike for Lob City, the stage was set for something of a Game 8 under the guise of the 2012-13 season opener.
The game lived up to its hype, full of big moments and physical play.
After double technicals were assessed to Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin late in the fourth quarter, the game took on some renewed bad blood.
The next play down the court, Randolph threw Griffin to the hardwood.
Last season probably would have seen Griffin lose his cool, but fans of both teams could only exhale when both big men laughed it off.
While this scene is nothing compared to Griffin’s other on-camera comedy acts, it was a refreshing change of pace and a funny moment at the Staples Center.