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Blake Griffin, Draymond Green ejected after weird series of altercations

The Clippers and Warriors were not in a very loving mood on this Christmas Day.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers do not like each other. We knew that coming into this game, but it got a little bit out of hand in the fourth quarter.

Things got heated when Draymond Green threw an elbow at Blake Griffin and was assessed a flagrant-2 foul, which meant that he was ejected from the game. Meanwhile, Griffin received a technical foul for whatever he said after Green's foul.

Later, Andrew Bogut and Griffin got tangled up and had to be separated. Bogut was assessed a flagrant-1 foul and Griffin received another technical foul for whatever he did in this scuffle. Since it was Griffin's second technical foul, he was automatically ejected from the game.


(Via @CJZero).

The weird part about all of this is that it wasn't happening during a blowout or anything like that. This all went down at the beginning of the fourth quarter in a really close game between two really good teams. This is absolutely a game that matters and one that both teams should want to win. It's really odd for things to get out of control like this when the outcome of the game is very much in the balance.

I think we can all agree that if they had just gone to chapel together, this all would have been avoided.

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