The Warriors and Clippers renewed their rivalry on Wednesday night, with Golden State mounting a fourth-quarter comeback to walk away with a victory at home.
The loss was the first of the season for Los Angeles, and the Clippers were a little testy when posting the score on Twitter, so they took some solace in putting up a better fight than the Grizzlies did earlier in the week.
Memphis took the high road after the Clippers brought up their 119–69 drubbing at the hands of Stephen Curry and company.
If the exchange created any bad blood between the teams, we will not have to wait long to find out, as the Grizzlies head to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers on Monday.
UPDATE: The Grizzlies responded to the Clippers’ tweet at their shootaround before tonight’s game against Portland.
Via The Commercial Appeal:
Courtney Lee: “It’s childish. We took our L and we kept it moving, right? We lost by 50. We didn’t cry over it, and went on to the next one. Apparently, they’re holding on to it. That’s what they got to do to overshadow their loss. Last time I heard, a loss is a loss. But that’s what they do over there.”
Tony Allen: “You ever seen the movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump’? It’s like those brothers would rather look good in a loss and look bad in a win. Whoever is in charge of their Twitter should be fired. I’ve never seen anybody broadcast losing. Who’s proud of losing -- whether it’s by one, two, three or 50? Enough said.”
Zach Randolph: “I take it with a grain of salt. I ain’t with all that talking and Instagraming and tweeting and bluffing. You got to prove it on the court.”
Coach Dave Joerger: “I don’t do Twitter.”
– Brendan Maloy