Blake Griffin: ‘Home Court Advantage Is Just Not There For Us’

by April 01, 2015

Blake Griffin was not happy with Clippers fans after Tuesday’s 110-106 loss to Golden State. Warriors fans clearly had more energy, chanting “MVP” for Stephen Curry late in the contest.

Griffin did his part, scoring 40 points with 12 boards and 5 dimes, but the home team couldn’t get the boost from the home crowd. For what it’s worth, Curry has been hearing MVP chants on the road all season long.

From ESPN:

The Clippers currently are seeded fifth in the Western Conference and are fighting for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but Blake Griffin doesn’t believe home court will be much of an advantage if Tuesday night’s 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any indication.


“Home-court advantage is just not there for us,” Griffin said after the game. “If that’s how it feels in the playoffs, it’s not looking good.”


Warriors fans made Staples Center sound more like Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. They loudly cheered every made basket by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and chanted “M-V-P” when Curry was at the free throw line, causing several Clippers players to look up into the stands and shake their heads.


“I don’t know what we could do, but it would be great if it wasn’t that way,” said Griffin, who had 40 points in the loss. “It’s kind of like when we play the Lakers. I don’t know, maybe worse. It’s one of those things where it would be great if it wasn’t like that.”