Clips get chippy as they head for exit
May 3, 2013 at 1:00a ET
Things got a little testy in Memphis Friday night.
The game featured 59 personal fouls and seven technicals. Memphis shot 47 free throws and outscored the Clippers 38-16 at the line.
Blake Griffin and the Grizzlies' Zach Randolph got into it in the third quarter, when the two locked arms and grappled to the ground. Randolph appeared to try to choke Griffin during the ensuing melee. This is nothing new for these two chaps.
Randolph earned a technical for the stunt and was later tossed in the final moments of the game after his second T.
Players were either slugging each other or executing no defense whatsoever — both teams shot over 50 percent for the game.
The loss sent LA crashing out of the playoffs and marked the end to a disappointing campaign for the Clippers, who were the No. 4 seed in the West. They lost four straight games in the series after winning the first two.
To be fair, the Clippers only had 14 minutes out of Griffin, who was battling a sprained ankle suffered earlier this week.
Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers basketball player/sage, was live tweeting during the game, but steered clear of any direct commentary on the chippiness. Though he does want you to be careful about your cheese intake:
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 4, 2013
Eat healthy and drink healthy.Not too much cheese in your diets.Some cheeses are one molecule away from plastic. Gain weight if you choose— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 4, 2013