Blake Griffin almost got away with it.
Griffin wasn’t whistled for anything on the play, and in fact Crowder was assessed a foul after Griffin made his move to the basket.
Now, the NBA has given Griffin a Flagrant 1 for unnecessary contact.
NBA just announced that Clippers forward Blake Griffin assessed flagrant 1 upon league review for his contact against Jae Crowder during game in Cleveland Friday night.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) November 19, 2017
Video of the incident can be viewed above the article here, but it’s pretty egregious and indeed the Cavaliers announcers even suggested at the time that it might warrant a flagrant.
Looks like the NBA agreed.
Cleveland beat LA, 118-113, in OT.