Things got pretty ugly after the Houston Rockets-LA Clippers game last night.
The Clippers 113-102 home win ended with Blake Griffin getting ejected for jawing with Trevor Ariza. Injured coach's son Austin Rivers -- who many think was the reason Chris Paul left the Clippers for the Rockets this offseason-- was doing all of his jawing in street clothes from the bench.
After the game, the Rockets tried to storm the Clippers locker room in search of Rivers and Griffin. The LAPD was summoned to quell the attack.
Houston Rockets’ players James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into Clippers locker room post-game looking to confront Austin Rivers, league sources tell ESPN. Security escorted Rockets out before anything turned physical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
Rockets players were clamoring for Blake Griffin too, league sources said. Chris Paul also entered with other Rockers players through a backstory that connects team dressing rooms. https://t.co/BRgyHe1WgL— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
Sources: As the four Rockets marched through the back hallway into the Clippers locker room, center Clint Capela knocked on the front door of Clippers entrance. Someone opened door, saw him standing there -- and shut it on him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
"...Classic NBA," one witness said. "None of these guys were going to fight." My ESPN story on the Rockets barging into the Clippers locker room at Staples Center. https://t.co/0q90tAcLH2— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
Of course, the Internet had all sorts of fun with Rockets multi-waved assault on the home locker room.
Chris Paul showing Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza the secret passage to go beat up Austin Rivers pic.twitter.com/PZRzy7uT9r— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 16, 2018
Austin Rivers when Chris Paul crashes into the Clipper's locker room through the secret tunnel. pic.twitter.com/5s0RBAVu71— WhatGattusoMad (@WhatGattusoMad) January 16, 2018
Barkley and Shaq reacting to Chris Paul leading the attack on Austin Rivers w/ Police breaking it up is absolutely hilarious to me bro 😂🤣— Kanga (@K_Messias_) January 16, 2018
i wake up and find out— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) January 16, 2018
1) the rockets and clippers got into a fight
2) chris paul led the charge
3) they used a SECRET TUNNEL
4) clint capela knocked on the front door and had it slammed in his face
5) it was all about austin rivers
6) AUSTIN RIVERS DIDNT PLAY
never change NBA
Did Austin Rivers Tell Chris Paul He Smashed His Wife? https://t.co/NuCGlitfbl— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) January 16, 2018