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Chris Paul uses inside information to try sneak new team-mates into old dressing room to start fight

However, CP3 was blocked by security before things could escalate.

There is no love lost between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
There is no love lost between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
Image: SIPA USA/PA Images

TEMPERS FLARED LATE on as the LA Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 113-102 in the early hours of this morning, and the bad blood nearly spilled over into the dressing rooms after the game finished.

Ex-Clipper Chris Paul attempted to lead three team-mates — James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green — through a back door into the home team’s dressing room to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers.

The Rockets’ Clint Capela also attempted to access the dressing room, but he tried the front door, according to reports.

However, security in the Staples Center blocked the players before any confrontation could take place.

The attempted row followed what was feisty game that saw Griffin appearing to deliberately go out of bounds to run into Rockets’ coach Mike D’Antoni late on:

Asked for his response to everything that went on during and after the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said:

“We’re honouring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re non-violent.”

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