Blake Griffin Given Flagrant Foul for Pushing Lakers’ Pau Gasol

During Wednesday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and their cross-hall rivals the L.A. Clippers, Blake Griffin had several big plays, including two big dunks over Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

However, the Lakers were unhappy with a couple of Griffin’s plays, and sent video of said plays to the league office for review.

Most of the players were called correctly according to the league, but they did change one, that involved a shove from behind by Griffin on Gasol, which was upgraded to a flagrant-one foul.

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Lakers coach Mike Brown isn’t sold on the league’s decision. Brown reportedly felt that Griffin led with his forearm on one of his dunks, and that it should have resulted in an offensive foul call, which he explained to the Boston Herald:

“They said that Pau jumped into Blake when (Griffin) led with the forearm.”

This is why the league stated that the in-game officials indeed made the correct call.

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