Grizzlies not happy with Clippers' 'childish' tweet on rout by Warriors

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Friday, November 6, 2015

The Grizzlies aren't taking kindly to a tweet sent by the Western Conference-rivalClippersthat took a dig at Memphis' rout at thehands of the Golden State Warriors two days earlier.

After the Clippers lost 112-108 at Golden State on Wednesday, the Clippers' Twitter account posted the losing score followed by the hashtag #didntloseby50, referencing the Grizzlies' 119-69 drubbing Monday at Oracle Arena. The tweet was taken down but still lives via screenshots.

"It's childish," guard Courtney Lee told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Thursday. "We took our 'L' and we kept it moving, right? We lost by 50. We didn't cry over it, and went on to the next one. Apparently, they're holding on to it. That's what they got to do to overshadow their loss. Last time I heard, a loss is a loss. But that's what they do over there."

The employee who sent out the tweet was disciplined but not fired, a team spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.

Tony Allen called for the employee to be fired, similar to when the Houston Rockets fired their social media manager for an inappropriate in-game tweet directed at the Dallas Mavericksin April.

"I've never seen anybody broadcast losing," Allen said. "Who's proud of losing -- whether it's by one, two, three or 50? Enough said."

The Grizzlies will meet the Clippers on Monday in Los Angeles, marking the return of Matt Barnes to the Staples Center. Barnes was acquired in a June trade with the Charlotte Hornets that sent Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers.