As far as the
Griffin was ejected by the officials after he was issued a technical foul, his second of the game, when he got tangled with Golden State’s
Griffin's first technical came when the Clippers power forward and Golden State reserve
Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, issued a statement regarding Griffin's ejection.
"After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game," Thorn said. "A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors' Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him."
Bogut was given a foul on the play, but it mattered little to the Clippers because Griffin was tossed and had to watch the outcome from the locker room.
After the game, Griffin expressed his disbelief in his ejection and the tactics used by the Warriors.
"If you look at it, I didn't do anything and I got thrown out of the game," Griffin said. "It all boils down to [the officials] fell for it. To me, that's cowardly. That's cowardly basketball."