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As the Clippers’ season was fading away, some light tempers flared between Blake Griffin and the Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph midway through the third quarter.
The two were fighting for position just outside the paint when they tumbled over. Once on the ground, Griffin started pushing his elbow into Randolph’s head, while Z-Bo administered a brief choke hold on the Clipplers’ forward. Double personal fouls were handed out, while Randolph was also given a technical for the choke.
In the end, it was the Clippers who choked, as they went on to lose 118-105 to end their season. Check out the brief tussle in the video below.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Memphis Grizzlies bounced the Los Angeles Clippers from the 2013 NBA Playoffs and then they trolled Blake Griffin on Instagram.
It’s not often that we get to talk about wrestling and the NBA playoffs at the same time but thanks to Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin, we do. At about the 7:15 mark of the third quarter of Clippers/Grizzlies game six, Michael Conley hit a three-pointer that gave Memphis a fifteen point lead. While the shot was going in, Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph were battling for position...
MMA met the NBA Friday night during the Clippers' crucial Game 6 in Memphis.
With the Grizzlies up 74-59 after going on a 13-2 run in the third quarter, frustration hit a high when Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph locked arms and wrestled each other to the ground.
Randolph went on to press his arm against Griffin's neck, prompting Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and Grizzlies...
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was ejected from his team's Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies won four straight games after going down o-2 to the Los Angeles Clippers, and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs and will now face the Oklahoma City Thunder.
During Game 6 last night, the Grizzlies coasted to victory and naturally some tempers flaired and things started to get physical. Not only did Chris Paul get ejected, but big men Zach Randolph...
Blake Griffin still is limping with his sprained right ankle and it will be a game-time decision whether the Clippers forward plays Game 6 against the Grizzlies.
Griffin walked off the court carrying a bag of ice once Friday's shoot-around opened up. He later returned and sat on the opposite side of the court away from reporters.
Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro says Griffin...
We knew it was going to come to this, didn’t we? The Clippers Grizzlies series was getting extremely chippy, and the Clipper seem to be getting frustrated as they have given up so much ground and faced elimination on Friday night’s game 6. Those tempers came to head when Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin wrestled each other to the ground and had to be broken up.
It is kind of telling about a game when shortly after it is over the only play that is available on YouTube (ESPN or NBA) is of two of the game's stars--Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph--wrestling.
That's right sports fans--wrestling.
Referee Joey Crawford had his hands full trying to keep this one from evolving into a WWE-style Battle Royal. Along with this little...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Blake Griffin's sprained right ankle is hurting enough that he didn't start Game 6 for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Memphis Grizzlies, though he is active and on the bench.
Griffin was limping after the shootaround and moved slowly as he shot jumpers in warmups testing his ankle Friday night. Coach Vinny Del Negro started Lamar Odom instead...
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph isn't feeling any sympathy for the ankle injury suffered by Clippers star Blake Griffin during the team's playoff series.
Lionel Hollins doesn't want to hear it.
The Thunder are without Russell Westbrook, who is out after undergoing knee surgery, as they face Hollins' Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals, but he can't dwell on who is in or who is out of Oklahoma City's lineup.
''I'm not worried about who they have or don't have," Hollins said. "...
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin regarded each other with weary disbelief in the locker room in Memphis after the Los Angeles Clippers' fourth straight playoff loss.
''I can't believe it's over,'' Paul said to his power forward.
After a regular season unlike anything in the Clippers' mostly miserable history, everything ended with a decidedly Clipper...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies are moving on to the Western Conference semifinals against the Thunder after Fridays 118-105 victory over the Clippers in Game 6. This marked Memphis second playoff series win in franchise history. Here are three observations from the most physical game of a very physical series.
1. Memphis is moving on (a roll).
The Grizzlies didnt technically sweep...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. For three games, the Clippers have tried in vain to slow down the Memphis Grizzlies in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
For three games, they have failed miserably, unable to control the backboards, stop big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol or prevent Memphis from getting points in the paint.
So maybe, as Chris Paul suggested Friday, the...
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies are ready to rumble again.
Two years after slugging it out in a Western Conference semifinal series that went the full seven games, the two rough-and-tumble rivals will square off again starting in Game 1 in Oklahoma City on Sunday.
The Thunder prevailed against Memphis in the last playoff series, which featured a triple-overtime...