Rockets vs Clippers ends in total chaos.
Last night, following the Clippers' 113-102 victory over the Rockets at Staples Center, several members of the Rockets, including Chris Paul and James Harden, reportedly stormed the Clips locker room to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin.
According to ESPN, Paul, Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green walked through a back corridor and barged into the Clippers' locker room, which resulted in several Clippers players daring the Rockets to come farther into the room.
Reports suggest Ariza was the first one through the door while CP3, who was facing his former team at Staples Center for the first time since being traded, lingered in the back. Security and team officials soon arrived to usher the Rockets back to the visiting locker room before things escalated.
The LAPD was even reportedly called.
"It was classic NBA," one Clipper witness told ESPN. "None of these guys were going to fight."
Blake Griffin, who was ejected with a minute left in the fourth quarter, was involved in multiple dust ups in the final minutes of the game including an incident with Trevor Ariza which resulted in double technical fouls.
"We were where we were supposed to be," Griffin said. "We were in our locker room. So whatever happens over there, I mean, we can't control what anybody else does. We control what we did. Everybody was in our seats. That's it. You should ask them."
Check out some of the events that led to the Rockets storming the Clippers locker room below.
Perhaps the funniest part of the chaos that unfolded was Rockets center Clint Capela attempting to walk right down the main corridor and enter the Clippers' locker room through the main entrance.
"Rockets center Clint Capela walked down the main corridor and banged on the front entrance to the Clippers' locker room, league sources said. Soon, a Clippers staff member opened the door and looked up to see Capela, a formidable 6-foot-10 figure standing in the doorway."
"She shut the door in Capela's face. For a few moments, Capela stood there, unsure how to proceed. Before long, Capela walked back to the Rockets' locker room, showered and headed for the bus with the rest of the Rockets."