Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 3/27/12
The Clippers know they need Blake Griffin to play the style Blake Griffin likes to play. But that bruising style can take a toll, and with teams more willing to put him on the court, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro wants Griffin to keep a cool head. "It's a physical game out there," Del Negro said. "Blake's a physical player. I think he's done a very good job -- especially lately -- keeping his composure and staying in the moment, keeping his poise." After being on the receiving end of flagrant fouls in his last two games, Griffin dished out a hard foul on Trevor Ariza to keep him from scoring on the break. "It was a hard foul," New Orleans head coach Monty Williams said. "You're not supposed to give up easy baskets or lay-ups, and that's what he was doing." While Griffin has made strides when it comes to not reacting emotionally, he still has a ways to go. Monday, Griffin was hit with a technical foul for arguing a call. It was his ninth this season. NOTES, QUOTES Foye ha...
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