Rockets-Clippers fight: National Basketball Association investigating incident, plans to send out punishments

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The Clippers suddenly leaped to their feet when stunned to see those three Rockets plus Gerald Green calling for them.

You can read all the gory details via ESPN's insider Adrian Wojnarowski-it's classic National Basketball Association melodrama-but there was reportedly no real fight, just a weird standoff that led to security being called. "They probably didn't go in there looking for a real fight". While there's a chance that no altercation would have taken place even if the Rockets players had entered the Clippers' locker room, a big brawl could have happened and resulted in some troubling consequences.

While the Clippers did lose their future hall-of-famer, they did get back in the trade a professional assassin (bucket go getter) in Williams. Some on-court tension arose and this resulted in Griffin and Rockets forward Trevor Ariza being ejected, New.com.au reported.

"He asked me if I was still coming to his birthday party, and I said 'yeah, I'm gonna try.' So yeah, we have a different relationship", Griffin said. I think it's hard to play basketball when you never touch it and then someone slings it to you.

Griffin had a phenomenal night on the floor, netting 29 points with 10 rebounds and six assists. They also received forwards Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrel in the deal, and both have been quality contributors on a team that has been racked with injuries.

Rivers, who was sitting on the Clippers' bench, also began to bark at Ariza.

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That being said, many things have changed since the last time the team had an interest in Griffin, most notably the addition of high-priced stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.

Beyond just Paul, each team deployed players that had previous experience with the other team.

Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin are still together, but their romance is "cooling off".

Admittedly, most basketball fans are exhausted of everyone in the league being best friends, so a healthy dislike between two teams is refreshing.

Griffin unleashed on the Rockets in the final minutes of the game, brushing past Mike D'Antoni and inspiring the Rockets coach to scream "F-- you", at him.

When Rivers spotted Ariza near the entrance, according to the source, he said: "Let his b-- a- come in".

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