LA's Griffin hits Golden State for 'cowardly basketball'
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin called out the Golden State Warriors for playing "cowardly basketball" after his ejection in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game.
Griffin was angry after he was whistled for his second technical of the game when he became entangled with Golden State forward Andrew Bogut in the lane and tried to pull away with 10:43 left.
The NBA announced Thursday that the game officials erred in ejecting Griffin.
The Warriors trailed after three quarters but rallied for a 105-103 win over the Clippers.
"If you look at it, I didn't do anything and I got thrown out of the game," Griffin said. "It all boils down to they (referees) fell for it. To me, that's cowardly. That's cowardly basketball."
Griffin was called for his first technical at the end of the third quarter when he spoke to Warriors forward Draymond Green about being elbowed. Green was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul. On Thursday, Green was fined $15,000 by the league for not leaving the court in a timely manner.