The Blazers And Clippers Are Battling In The Playoffs And On Social Media, Too

While the Los Angeles Clippers were cruising to a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Sunday night, there was an entirely different battle taking place between the two teams — the battle for social media supremacy.

In the midst of what turned out to be a four-block game for DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers celebrated their center by tweeting:

To that end, the mind behind the Trail Blazers' Twitter account shot back: And so, the gauntlet had been laid down between the two teams' social media accounts, with each taking jabs at the other for the remainder of the game.

When Jordan and Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman scuffled during the fourth quarter, the Clippers posted a GIF of supermodel Chrissy Teigen wincing in pain, to which Portland responded with a shot of Kaman smiling unabashedly.

Our favorite part of the exchange, though, was when Portland offered up the tweet, "good game" after L.A. had won, to which the Clippers' account responded with a GIF of Tina Fey giving herself a high-five. Hilarious!

Now, that's funny. The Clippers also polished the Blazers off with a GIF of Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, dancing in pure ecstasy.

Having Blake Griffin back in the lineup certainly helped the Clippers last night. However, judging from this back-and-forth Twitter war, we'd have to give the Clippers the victory for social media supremacy as well. Of course, it helps that their team won Game 1, but let's be honest, their tweeted jabs were just more pointed than that of the Trail Blazers.

Let's see if the Clippers can take Game 2 on Wednesday night — both on the court and on their Twitter feed. This social media spat just adds a level of entertainment to this series. Maybe other playoff teams will follow suit.

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