Houston Rockets Storm LA Clippers’ Locker Room After Loss

Trevor Ariza, Chris Paul and James Harden went to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin.

Rockets Disappointed Griffin, Rivers Avoided Disciplinary Action
Blake Griffin #32 of the LA Clippers reacts as he posts up Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of the Houston Rockets (Harry How/Getty Images)

After a tough loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and stars Chris Paul and James Harden went into the Clippers’ locker room late Monday night, suggesting they wanted to confront Clippers players Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin, writes ESPN. Rockets guard Gerald Green joined them. The Clippers were in the locker room celebrating a 113-102 victory and were surprised to see the Rockets players but several of them dared the Rockets players to come farther into the room. Security and team officials soon intervened. The NBA will investigate the matter. Harden was sitting out his seventh game with a strained hamstring.  The Rockets players were mostly coming for Austin Rivers, who they say was being belligerent from the bench, where he was sitting out the game because of an ankle injury. Rivers was reveling in Griffin’s dominant performance and Rivers became more aggressive when Griffin became entangled with several Rockets players.

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