Intent doesn’t matter on flagrant fouls. Blake Griffin didn’t intend to hit Taj Gibson upside the head, you could tell from his reaction. Doesn’t matter. What does matter is was the foul “unnecessary and excessive” in the eyes of the officials.
It was, the league is very protective on blows to the head. So Blake Griffin was ejected for a flagrant two foul. He could face a fine from the league for this (a suspension is unlikely).
Without Griffin the Clippers couldn’t pull together enough offense to mount a comeback, and they fell to the Bulls, 83-80.