HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — When you have served up as many facials as Blake Griffin has in his still young NBA career, you don’t make many friends on other teams.
So it’s no surprise that Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t appear to be particularly fond of Griffin. But he took it to another level after the Clippers slugged past the Kings last night. Cousins had choice words for the Clippers star, calling him out and calling him names after they had some physical exchanges during the game.
Griffin declined to discuss it after the game. Cousins, however, did not. More from Pedro Moura of ESPNLosAngeles.com:
“Of course that’s what Blake is going to say because he’s in L.A., where actors belong,” Cousins told reporters in Sacramento. “He’s an actor, so of course he would say that.”
Cousins fouled out in only 18 minutes of play, finishing with just eight points and three rebounds. Griffin was only whistled three times in his 38 minutes and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.
“If they’re going to let it be physical it’s usually physical on both ends,” Cousins said. “You saw the game so I don’t really have to say much.”
Asked about the fifth foul he received for a play with Griffin with just over a minute left in the game, Cousins indicated that he felt Griffin was faking.
“I guess the wind from my hand hit him in the eye and I guess he got fouled by the wind,” Cousins said. “I’m not sure.”
The Kings and Clippers play again Saturday night in Los Angeles, the only home-and-home the Clippers will have this season.
That takes care of at least one item on Saturday night’s to-do-list!
Another round of the action we saw last night is a perfect way to spend a Saturday night: