Blake Griffin Tosses Water On Warriors Fan As Clippers Fall In Playoff Opener

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It just didn’t seem to be Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin’s day, as frustrations led to a bit of a shower for one unfortunate Golden State Warriors fan. Griffin was upset over a foul call by the game’s officials that didn’t go his way during the opening game of the Western Conference playoffs. Griffin’s team was taking on the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and Blake found himself in foul trouble early. With 48 seconds left and both teams tied at 105, another foul on Griffin led to the dousing of one Golden State fan.

Witness now through the marvel that is social media, the bathing of a fan by Blake Griffin:

Griffin was reacting to a foul call in the final seconds of a tied game that sent him to the bench for the remainder. Blake was in foul trouble early in this match up according to ABC News, picking up his first two fouls of the game withing 36 seconds of each other early in the first quarter, and his third just a few minutes into the second. Foul trouble kept Griffin on the bench in the first half, as he only managed four minutes of playing time. Griffin finished with 16 points in the game before exiting in the final seconds.

Going back to the video clip, at first glance it looks like Blake may have strategically positioned himself for optimal water placement, but USA Today reports that the fan in question didn’t think that Griffin’s act was intentional or malicious.

That fan’s buddy, who can be seen in the clip having a good laugh at his friend’s expense, seems to think otherwise.

Regardless of his intentions with the water, Blake’s exit from the game marked the turning point in the contest. The Clippers turned the ball over a couple of times and never scored another point as the Warriors made the most of the situation, pulling ahead to take the win 109-105. Golden State now has a 1-0 lead in the series.

Blake Griffin will need to stay on the floor in their next meeting, and he should perhaps work on his cup handling skills as well.