The Clippers have frequently voiced concern with the hard hits Griffin routinely takes from opposing defenders, but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro declined to make an issue of Haywood's foul.
"Those things are going to happen," Del Negro said. "Blake's around the basket and he's always going to attack all the time and guys don't want him to finish. We should take a book out of that, too. When guys are around our basket, we need to do the same thing.
"They've got a bunch of length up there. They're a veteran team and [protecting the rim is] what you're supposed to do."
Haywood, however, doesn't even think he should have been called for a flagrant foul.
"No, that's not a flagrant foul," Haywood told ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan. "I feel the NBA should give my money back for that one. It was one of those plays, I just grabbed his arm. He's just so athletic and strong that he was still trying to finish the play and he ends up basically not protecting himself.
"On those type of plays he has to realize, 'All right, I got fouled, just throw it at the rim and come down.' Protect yourself for the next play. Every play can't be a dunk-contest dunk."