On Wednesday, the league announced Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and guard Gerald Green had both been suspended two games for their parts in a "hostile, verbal altercation" that occurred when they stormed into the Clippers locker room.
Following Houston's 113-102 loss, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni pointed to Griffin as the source of his ire and accused the Clippers power forward of intentionally making contact with him on the sideline during the fourth quarter.
The two also engaged in an expletive-laden shouting match that featured D'Antoni shouting "F--k you" at Griffin, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.
"Well, after he said what he said, I said the same thing back," Griffin told reporters, per MacMahon.
Griffin also engaged in a verbal spat with Ariza that was preceded by Rivers' smack talk from the bench:
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Citing team sources, MacMahon reported, "Rivers continued the profane trash talk after the game, yelling loudly enough in the Clippers' locker room for Ariza to hear him from the hallway, where players commonly congregate and visiting teams frequently put food and equipment."
However, Paul and Harden were not disciplined for their roles in the postgame saga after they were "increasingly described as working to slow down Ariza's anger," per Wojnarowski.
The Clippers and Rockets will meet again Feb. 28 at Staples Center.