Who says some players don’t get fired up for preseason?
By altercation, we mean Griffin grabbing Bryant by the hips in transition and throwing him to the floor. An incensed Bryant reacted by charging toward Griffin, who only laughed as his fellow big man was held back an official and teammate Moe Wagner.
Griffin was assessed a flagrant 1 foul for throwing Bryant, while Bryant received a technical foul for going after Bryant.
The Pistons eventually won 97-86, though Griffin was mostly quiet with two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 23 minutes. Bryant had 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
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