Austin Rivers, who is suffering from an ankle injury, was seen exchanging words with Rockets forward Trevor Ariza late into the fourth quarter before Griffin got in between the two to add few words of his own.
Jordan’s name has popped up in trade rumors, though the Rockets haven’t been one of the teams recently connected to the All-Star center.
As the two sides traded barbs, the Clippers dared the Rockets to step closer, but security arrived to break up the matter before anything got physical, the report said. “For us, we’ve got to be better”. “Chris was great for us, but Chris chose to leave us”, Rivers said. They were ultimately unsuccessful thanks to security and police officers who responded to the scene and prevented them from gaining access to the locker room, but that probably isn’t going to stop the National Basketball Association from fining and/or suspending the players for what they tried to do.
“Well, after he said what he said, I said the same thing back”, Griffin said.
Imagine Paul paying off a Staples Center employee for the original blueprints of the arena, rolling them out across a table in the Rockets’ locker room and circling an entry point.
D’Antoni told reporters that Griffin had intentionally “hit me” on a previous possession after Griffin had ran up court and veered towards D’Antoni.
“I’m 6’10”, 225 [pounds], one of the most powerful players in the National Basketball Association but Chris Paul is trying to get in here and kick my ass”, Barkley said. We only talk about their strengths and that’s all they talk about too. The security had to escort the players out before it turned ugly.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey chose to hit the Clippers on the way out.
Jordan is averaging 11.8 points and 14.0 rebounds per game this season.
Rockets: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Next up for them is their third consecutive home game as they host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
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