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Warriors hang on to edge Clippers 105-103

  • Golden State Warriors guard Toney Douglas (0) celebrates with guard Kent Bazemore (20) after making a three-point shot in the final seconds of the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND — The coaches can downplay a rivalry all they want.

The signs of dislike and fiery competition are right there on the court, with the players involved.

An all-California Christmas nightcap got heated in a hurry. Flailing arms, swinging elbows, even tussling that spilled into the postgame exit with Stephen Jackson mouthing off in the middle of it all.

Golden State's Draymond Green was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul after the third quarter of the Warriors' 105-103 win Wednesday night for throwing an elbow on a play that drew a technical on Blake Griffin, then Griffin followed him to the locker room with 10:43 remaining when he drew his second technical.

The thing is: The Clippers questioned whether Golden State did all it could to ignite Griffin and get him thrown out.


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