En route to a 112-101 Tuesday night road win against the Phoenix Suns, a mildly-heated argument broke out between All-Star teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin just before halftime.
The LA Clippers were enjoying a 23-point lead at the time, and CP3 sauntered away from Griffin before things escalated.
Head coach Doc Rivers delighted in seeing his two best players going after each other on the last day of the regular season.
Per the OC Register:
The discussion lasted through the bulk of a timeout in the Clippers’ 112-101 victory Tuesday, and if you think this is the kind of thing that would worry Coach Doc Rivers, you’re wrong. […] “We were up huge and they were mad at a miscommunicated play,” Rivers said with a tinge of pride. “I like that.”
The on-court interaction, while intense, came in the pursuit of perfection, and as the Clippers enter the postseason, they’re going to need to be close to that level. […] “It’s not about the other team,” Paul said. “It’s always about us.”
Griffin said the disagreement was about a couple of plays down the stretch of the first half. […] “It’s a great thing, to me personally, for two guys to not settle for being up 20-whatever going into the locker room,” Griffin said. “It’s a perfectionist thing on both of our parts.”