Sixers’ Tobias Harris thinks Blake Griffin was guilty of ‘a little dirty play’ when they got tangled up
It was a feisty encounter between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons on Monday night when these two Eastern Conference teams faced off against each other in Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena. At one point, Sixers forward Tobias Harris had to be separated from Detroit’s Blake Griffin when the two got in each other’s faces following a battle for a rebound.
According to Harris, he just had to tell Griffin that he thought the latter was guilty of “a little dirty play” in that particular face-off.
“I thought it was, on the rebound, it was a little dirty play, where our arms got tangled,” Harris said, via Vince Ellis of USA Today Sports. “I just let him know. We just had a little argument. That was it, if that’s what you would call it.”
Both players were handed technical fouls for their little confrontation, but thankfully, things did not escalate further from that point.
The Sixers eventually emerged with a 125-109 victory, with Harris leading the way for his side. The 27-year-old accounted for a game-high 35 points (14-of-21 from the field, 3-of-3 from the line), four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 34 minutes of play.
Griffin, who has been playing through a knee problem for the past few games, was terrible against Philly, going 2-of-14 from the field en route to just eight points in 27 minutes of action, along with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
The Sixers were back in action on Christmas day, with Harris and company recording an even more impressive victory against the league-best Milwaukee Bucks, 121-109. That’s now three straight wins for the Sixers, who are now in possession of a 23-10 record for the fourth spot in the East.