Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin criticized the team’s fans following Tuesday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors.
After the game, Griffin called out the crowd that was vocally supportive of the Warriors, even comparing the crowd to a game against the Lakers.
“Home-court advantage is just not there for us,” Griffin said after the game. “If that's how it feels in the playoffs, it's not looking good.”
“I don't know what we could do, but it would be great if it wasn't that way,” Griffin said. “It's kind of like when we play the Lakers. I don't know, maybe worse. It's one of those things where it would be great if it wasn't like that.”
The Clippers have a 27-11 record at home and they are ranked ninth in home attendance this season. During the playoffs last season, Griffin poured water on a Warriors fan who was sitting courtside.
Before Tuesday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Warriors coach Steve Kerr traded barbs through the media.
The Clippers are 49-26 and are currently fifth in the Western Conference. If the playoffs started today, they would face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.
- Paul Palladino