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Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph wrestle to the floor in Game 6 (VIDEO)

May 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Blake Griffin came off the bench and played just 14 minutes of the Clippers’ season-ending loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, but still managed to get into it with Zach Randolph one last time.

The two got tangled up in the third quarter, and once they went to the ground, Randolph put his hand directly on Griffin’s throat, while Griffin used his elbow to push Randolph’s head further into the floor.

Both players received personal fouls, while Randolph received a technical, likely for that semi-choke he placed on Griffin.

Randolph would receive another technical foul near the very end of the game which resulted in his being ejected, but the Grizzlies were up by 15 points with just under two minutes remaining at the time.

  1. rmo42 - May 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    No homo?

  2. somekat - May 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    don’t see how Randolph got a T and Griffin didn’t. Griffin was the instigator (you can’t box out with your back to the rim, plus grabbing a guy is not the same as boxing out), and he did at least as much while on the floor, if not more. regardless of what Brett has written in the above blog, Randolph didn’t put his hand on Griffin’s throat until Griffen drove his elbow in to the back of his head

    All in all, looks like a punk move by a player/team mad about being outplayed in the playoffs

  3. manchestermiracle - May 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Randolph may have put a “semi-choke” on Griffin, but the Clippers went full-choke as usual.

    • amuu07 - May 5, 2013 at 4:55 AM


  4. jerze2387 - May 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    did anybody else see griffin with the girly attempt to get Z-bos hand off his neck? (and had griffin not leg locked him on the way down, he probably wouldnt have fallen on him…)

  5. bryco9 - May 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Really wish Z-Bo would have face stamped Griffin. So sick of everyone talking up Grif, all he can do is dunk, he has zero shot outside of 8 ft. He’s garbage, garbage, garbage.

  6. tombstone7 - May 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    “…..all Blake Griffin can do is dunk.
    what an observation! How many players in the NBA can’t dunk? It’s 2 points regardless! & I am not a BG fan…..

    • mytthor - May 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Obviously there’s nothing wrong with dunking, what’s wrong is when you are supposed to be a franchise player, and you’re a super athletic 6’10” and you average less than a block per game, don’t play good position defense, get worse at rebounding every year in the league, can’t hit jumpers or free throws, lack toughness, and get worse in the playoffs. Franchise players don’t average 18 and 8. Dwight Howard averages 17 and 12 playing with a ball-dominant gunner, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals, and is a great defender, and he gets killed as soft. Griffin spends the game looking lost on offense and defense unless he’s catching an alley-oop or jabstepping 14 times to a slow release inaccurate jumper. Take away his spin move and alley-oops and he can’t score. But he can spend 5 minutes strutting around like a peacock whenever he finishes a dunk.

  7. bigbenh8tr - May 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I’m just glad the grizzlies are never on tv. what a trashy team and city

    • badintent - May 4, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Great Barbeque and BB Kings place is fun. I’ll take Charles Street over Hollywood Blvd any day.
      But I’m still mad at Herr stern for stealing my team from Vancouver. So glad he’s leaving, just screwed Seattle too.

  8. losanginsight - May 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Zebo punked flop city and proved that the playoffs is a different brand of ball.
    “Best season in flop city history”. This team earned 0 respect in LA. Still the halos of the NBA to everyone here.

  9. freudnumb - May 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Get a room …

  10. seanb20124 - May 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Near fall, 3 back points

  11. efreeman0928 - May 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Grit and Grind, that’s what the Grizz are, imagine if you could put Zac Randolph’s skills into Dwight Howard’s body, Zac’s no athlete but he’s got skillz.

  12. kavika6 - May 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Typical Randolph. He’s going to really hurt somebody one of these days. What a d-bag.

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