Blake Griffin Ejected After Run-Ins with Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut

USA Today
Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistDecember 26, 2013

As the third quarter of the Christmas Day contest between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers drew to a close, Draymond Green flung an elbow at Blake Griffin's head.

Though the blow was a glancing one, Green and Griffin both earned technical fouls for the exchange. Green was summarily tossed and later fined.

Moments later, Andrew Bogut sought out Griffin and tied him up under the basket, and another pair of double-technicals ensued.

This time, Griffin was the one tossed.

Afterward, Griffin expressed frustration over his ejection, per The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons:

As it turns out, Griffin had reason to be unhappy with his ejection:


Clippers coach Doc Rivers wasn't happy either, though, according to the Orange County Register's Dan Woike, his irritation stemmed from his team's inability to close out the game:

Conversely, Warriors coach Mark Jackson bordered on jubilant after the 105-103 win:

It's safe to say that, despite Jackson's holiday cheer, the Warriors and Clippers aren't fans of one another. It's also probably safe to say that nobody on the Warriors is a fan of Blake Griffin.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices