Paul, Rockets teammates attempt to confront Clippers players in locker room – reports
Paul, Rockets teammates attempt to confront Clippers players in locker room – reports
The two teams don't seem to like each other very much

MANILA, Philippines – Former Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul’s return to Staples Center did not receive a very warm welcome.

Paul managed to finish the game with 19 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds, but the Rockets were overpowered by the Clippers, 113-102, on Monday, January 15 (January 16, Manila time) at Staples Center. 

With James Harden sidelined due to a hamstring injury, Paul has mainly been putting up the numbers for Houston Rockets during their 3-game winning streak prior to the match.

The highlights of the game, however, turned out to be the eventful 4th quarter that added fire to the loss. Trevor Ariza was ejected after yelling at Austin Rivers and the Clippers bench. Blake Griffin’s ejection followed for charging at Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and exchanging expletives with him, picking up his second techinical foul with 3:34 remaining in the game. 



The heat on the court did not cool down on the court as reports said that Paul and Rockets teammates James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green to push into the Clippers locker room through the backdoor. The visiting team was reported to be calling out Rivers and Griffin, but security managed to escort the Rockets out before anything escalated. Other reports say that the police had to be called.







Chaos continued within the visiting team as there were also reports of a fight in the Rockets’ locker room. 




The Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers will meet again on February 28.  –

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