NBA Says Blake Griffin Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected vs Warriors

by December 27, 2013

The League is on Blake Griffin’s side when it comes to his ejection from the contentious Christmas Day showdown between the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors. From the press release:

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement (Thursday) regarding the ejection of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin with 10:43 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 105-103 win over the Clippers on Dec. 25, at Oracle Arena:

“After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him.”