Rockets confront Austin Rivers, Blake Griffin in Clippers’ locker room

first_imgTempers flared at the end of Monday’s Rockets-Clippers game and, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, those tempers extended into the locker room. James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green reportedly pushed into the Clippers’ locker room looking for Austin Rivers, who was apparently talking trash at Ariza during the final moments of the fourth quarter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Things reached a boiling point after Griffin was ejected in the final minute of the fourth quarter for jawing with Ariza, who was exchanging words with Rivers and Patrick Beverley. Entered through a back door, to be clear.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018center_img According to several reporters on the scene, Harden – who was inactive – and Chris Paul got into an argument when he walked into the locker room after the Rockets’ 113-102 loss to the Clippers.Things then escalated, with additional reports eventually surfacing the Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer was in the hallways leading to the locker rooms with security and police officers. It was initially reported that James Harden and Chris Paul had gotten into an altercation by multiple reporters on the scene. However, Paul denied he any dust-up between he and Harden.Chris Paul on reports that he had a confrontation with James Harden in the locker room: “That’s Donald Trump fake news.” With a laugh, he added, “Tell him I’m looking for him!”— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 16, 2018This isn’t the first time the Rockets have confronted another team. There was a similar situation against the Mavericks last season.last_img

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