MMA meets NBA in Clippers-Grizzlies Game 6
MAY 03, 2013 8:35p ET
With the Grizzlies up 74-59 after going on a 13-2 run in the third quarter, frustration hit a high when Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph locked arms and wrestled each other to the ground.
Randolph went on to press his arm against Griffin's neck, prompting Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins to rush to the court to help cool the wrestling match.
Officials called a double foul — the duo's fourth double-foul of the series — and Zach Randolph was issued a technical.
Grizzlies went on to win to eliminate the Clippers, but not before two ejections ( Chris Paul and Randolph) and a total of seven technical fouls.
See some of the reaction below:
Oh oh. Randolph and Griffin were actually going at it on the floor.— Michael Martinez (@ByMMartinez) May 4, 2013
Zach Randolph went for the takedown and the pin on Blake Griffin.— Michael Martinez (@ByMMartinez) May 4, 2013
Zach literally choked Griffin there. Hands around his neck. IM STUNNED he's not ejected— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 4, 2013
Ive never seen anything like that in a basketball game. Like what you pull in NFL pile.— Jaime Maggio (@jaimemaggio) May 4, 2013
Was ZBo's chokehold not evident on TV? I'm 10 feet away. It was plain as day. Hands around his neck. When league office reviews it...— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 4, 2013
To everybody tweeting me that "Griffin elbowed Z-Bo first":elbows happen on every play.Since when is choking equal to elbowing?— John Ireland (@LAIreland) May 4, 2013
For Griffin and Randolph, these bouts are nothing new. Take a look back at some of their previous scuffles: