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LA Clippers guard Paul George said he was having a conversation with a referee when things escalated with Phoenix Suns guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker, leading to technical fouls called on George and Booker in the fourth quarter on Sunday.
After scoring 39 points and hitting seven 3-pointers to lead the Clippers to a 112-107 victory in Phoenix, George suggested that he heard “a lot of chirping” that had to do with his struggles in the bubble during last postseason in Orlando, Florida.
“You got to ask them,” George said when asked what happened with Paul and Booker. “I was talking to the ref, CP jumped in and it escalated from there. Like I said, I’ve never had any words talking, there was never any altercation, there was always peace when I am on the floor, but for whatever reason, there’s a lot of chirping and people just living in the past.
“Last year was last year. I’m in a new situation; I am in a different mindset. Any of that hate stuff, you got to ask them. I don’t know where that’s coming from.”
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