Jan 15, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) and LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) face off during the second quarter at Staples Center. Paul was traded to the Rockets from the Clippers in the off season. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Things got heated late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s Clippers-Rockets game, which also happened to be Chris Paul’s first game back at Staples Center against the Clippers as a member of the Rockets.

With 1:03 remaining in the game, Clippers star Blake Griffin was ejected after having words with Houston’s Trevor Ariza. It appears that Griffin was defending teammate Austin Rivers, who was in a suit on the bench (out with an ankle injury).

And after the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Rockets players pushed their way into the Clippers’ locker room and training room, looking to confront Rivers and Griffin. Paul was reportedly one of the Rockets players to enter through a backdoor connecting the teams’ dressing rooms, and Rockets big man Clint Capela was reportedly knocking on the Clippers’ locker room door.



TNT’s Rosalyn Gold-Onwude spoke with the Rockets’ players after the game, who said they didn’t like the Clippers’ attitude and rallied around Paul.

Gold-Onwude also mentioned a “police presence” and that made Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal laugh very hard.

UPDATE: Some tweets following the postgame drama.



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