Bad blood between Rockets, Clippers carries over after game

Bad blood between Rockets, Clippers carries over after game

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jawun Evans, proper, shoots as Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul defends through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Clippers ahead Blake Griffin, left, and Houston Rockets ahead Trevor Ariza have phrases earlier than each of them had been ejected within the closing seconds of an NBA basketball recreation, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. …

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers ahead Blake Griffin defends through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Houston Rockets guard Gerald Inexperienced, left, seems at referee Mike Callahan after receiving a technical foul through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angel…

The recent tempers that flared up through the Los Angeles Clippers’ victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the sport.

A number of safety guards had been current exterior the Rockets’ locker room Monday night time following a 113-102 loss to the Clippers that received heated on the court docket. Citing nameless NBA sources, ESPN reported a number of Rockets gamers headed towards the Clippers’ locker room afterward, searching for a confrontation, however had been escorted away by safety earlier than something received bodily.

Requested about it, Clippers coach Doc Rivers would solely say his group was in its personal locker room. “Their total group was not of their locker room,” he stated, referring to the Rockets.

Strolling into his postgame interview, Rivers joked, “We’re honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re non-violent.”

Requested if there was a postgame confrontation, Rockets guard and former Clippers star Chris Paul dodged the query.

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