The Los Angeles Clippers got the call they wanted the day after it mattered. Clippers forward Blake Griffin's ejection in Wednesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors was overruled Thursday by the NBA. Griffin had been given a technical foul, his second of the game, with 10:43 left in the fourth quarter to force his ejection. But the NBA clarified the foul should not have been a technical. "After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game," NBA disciplinarian Rod Thorn said in a news release. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors' Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him." Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, also levied a $15,000 fine on Warriors forward Draymond Green for not clearing the court quickly enough following his ejection near the end of the third quarter.
Blake Griffin vindicated, Draymond Green fined after Warriors-Clippers
USA Today | Dec 27