LOS ANGELES -- The series is over, but the bad blood between the Warriors and Clippers certainly is not. After a riveting seven-game series, the teams had yet another altercation after the game in the halls of Staples Center.
It all began with someone shouting near the Warriors' locker room, "It's awfully quiet in there now." They said it again. And again.
The Warriors, still fuming from a nail-biting 126-121 loss to end their season, went out to confront the loud mouths. Some among the Warriors suspected it was Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue. But one source from the Clippers end say that wasn't possible because everyone was accounted for in their locker room.
When the Warriors got to the hall, they wound up shouting back at what turned out to be some Clippers ball boys. Just as that situation was dying down, several Clippers players came out of their locker room.
As usual, they were led by Chris Paul -- who has made a home under the skin of Warriors players. With now a collection of Clippers and Warriors in the hall, the mouthing picked back up. Before long, Marreese Speights and Glen Davis were jawing at each other and had to be separated.
No punches were thrown, according to multiple sources, but police were needed to break up the ruckus and make sure it didn't escalate.
Seems this is now officially a rivalry.