Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/17/12
Blake Griffin has had enough. After seeing Derrick Rose take a hard foul Sunday night and speak out in frustration, Griffin decided it was time for him to do the same. "I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits," Griffin said after the Clippers' shoot-around Monday. "...There's a point, I can't remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this is kind of ridiculous. I'm sick of it, but it's going to keep on happening." The hits Griffin's taken around the rim has impacted him on the court. "It's affected me this year a lot, especially with the referees," he said. "I'm just getting frustrated and getting myself in trouble with officials." Griffin has been whistled for 11 technical fouls this season, one of which has been rescinded. If Griffin is called for three more technicals this season, he'll be suspended for one game. NOTES, QUOTES Young finds scoring touch --Nick Young hadn't had a game like this since becoming a Clipper, but his 19 points came up huge in helping his team clinch a spot in the postseason. "I've been waiting," Young said after the Clippers' 15-point win. "This feels real good." Young hit his first shot on the baseline and from there, he kept firing. Young finished 7-of-10 and 3-of-4 from three-point range. Young hadn't scored 19 points in over a month. "The guys are playing with confidence," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We just have to keep it going." --In the fourth quarter, a fan celebrating his 21st birthday hit a half-court shot to win a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. He's the first person to make the half-court shot in at least two seasons. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits... I'm sick of it, but it's going to keep on happening." -- Blake Griffin.
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