Griffin was angry after he was whistled for his second technical of the game when he became entangled with Golden State forward Andrew Bogut in the lane and tried to pull away with 10:43 left. The NBA announced Thursday that the game officials erred in ejecting Griffin.
"If you look at it, I didn't do anything and I got thrown out of the game," Griffin said. "It all boils down to they (referees) fell for it. To me, that's cowardly. That's cowardly basketball."
Griffin was called for his first technical at the end of the third quarter when he spoke to Warriors forward Draymond Green about being elbowed. Green was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul. On Thursday, Green was fined $15,000 by the league for not leaving the court in a timely manner.
James, who led the Heat to their second consecutive NBA championship in June and was selected for his fourth league MVP award, received 31 of 96 votes in the AP balloting. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finished second with 20 votes and NASCAR Sprint Cup Jimmy Johnson was third with seven.
--Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant are the top vote-getters from their respective conferences for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in the latest results announced by the league on Thursday.
James is the overall leader with 854,105 votes. He is followed in the Eastern Conference by forward Paul George (712,808) of the Indiana Pacers and forward Carmelo Anthony (580,795) of the New York Knicks. James' Heat teammate, Dwyane Wade, leads the East's backcourt players with 565,455 votes. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (524,000) is next.
In the Western Conference frontcourt balloting, Durant (850,728) is ahead of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (408,623) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (399,357). Durant leads the NBA in scoring this season. The West's backcourt leaders are injured Kobe Bryant (723,031) of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul (533,647) of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Bucks, who have the worse record in the Eastern Conference at 6-22, list Sanders as probable after he practiced with the team on Thursday. He suffered a torn ligament in the thumb in mid-November during an altercation at a nightclub.
Teague played two minutes and failed to score in Wednesday's Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets. The 2012 first-round NBA Draft pick from Kentucky has seen action in 19 games and started two this season for the Bulls. He averages 2.4 points and 1.5 assists.
Mitchell averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10 games this season with the Pistons. Siva, a member of Louisville's NCAA championship team last season, played in 13 games for Detroit and averaged 0.3 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists.