Blake Griffin went to the rack late in last night’s game against the Suns, only to be met by a cross-body block from Robin Lopez. As a result of the play, Griffin suffered a strained neck, Lopez was ejected but the Suns still won, 93-90. With the W, Phoenix extended their home dominance over L.A., who’ve lost 10 straight road games to the Suns dating back to April 2007.
The best way the Clippers can stymy the hard fouls against Griffin? Look no further than the :08 mark when his teammates run up on Lopez and whisper sweet nothings in his direction. Instead, they – and Blake – would be better served clocking the next assailant. Oakley would’ve mashed on whoever laid a lick like that on Mike. Rick Mahorn and Bill Laimbeer would’ve been waiting in the parking lot for whatever opponent clotheslined Zeke or Joey D. One Clipper needs to co-opt hockey’s enforcer role and man up. Serve up a knuckle sandwich, accept the suspension and everybody pony up to help pay the fine. No Gregg Williams, just a one-shot deal to send a message back.
They need to show that if other players mess with Blake on the break, there’s gonna be consequences and repercussions © Rayford Gibson.