20th April 2014
Golden State @ LA Clippers Game Report
First off, let’s just get this out of the way: these two teams hate each other. A lot. The officials came into the game having already decided that they weren’t going to let this game get out of hand. I don’t think it was likely to get out of hand, but who knows? Anyone who watched knows that the game was poorly officiated, so there’s no need to belabor the point. It was bad.
Both Blake Griffin and Andre Iguodala fouled out, and I think MJAX did a better job managing AI’s foul trouble. I’m not a fan of Doc’s conservative handling of Blake.
Blake picked up his fifth foul very late in the 3rd quarter and sat till nearly the 5:00 mark of the 4th quarter. He didn’t actually foul out till there was only 48 seconds left in the game, but he effectively fouled out for those seven minutes in the 4th quarter that Doc had him sitting on the bench.