Griffin got the ball at the top of the circle with just under five minutes left in the game and the Clippers down 83-71. He was backing down Zach Randolph when Quincy Pondexter came over to provide some help defense. Pondexter reached in for a steal, knocked the ball loose, but Griffin flopped to the ground as he lost the ball. Randolph was called for the foul.
As Griffin was at the line with 4:46 left, the fans began booing. Then an arena-wide “flopper” chant broke out before his second free throw.
Griffin made both foul shots, but his team still lost.
A minute later Griffin complained that Randolph held one of his arms to prevent him from corralling a rebound, leading to the ball going out of bounds off him. Here was his face: