Blake Griffin Accuses Warriors of Playing ‘Cowardly Basketball’
Blake Griffin was ejected after getting tangled up with Andrew Bogut on Wednesday, receiving his second technical foul of the game. BG thought the ejection, which occurred with the score knotted at 78-78 in the fourth quarter, was a bit iffy. Per ESPN.com:
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin said the Golden State Warriors played “cowardly basketball” after he was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 105-103 win over the Clippers on Wednesday night.
“If you look at it, I didn’t do anything, and I got thrown out of the game,” Griffin said. “It all boils down to they (the referees) fell for it. To me, that’s cowardly. That’s cowardly basketball.”
Griffin was ejected with 10:43 left in the fourth quarter after getting tangled up with Andrew Bogut in the paint and trying to get free. Bogut was given a flagrant foul 1, while Griffin received 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. Green was ejected for a flagrant 2.
“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.”