HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors

April 27, 2015 Updates

The difference between a Clippers debilitating loss or an inspiring win in their 2-2 first-round series to San Antonio traces to one thing. With Rivers calling the Clippers and Spurs “evenly matched” and describing his opponent as “really fundamentally sound,” he and his players echoed after Monday’s practice that urgency will play the main factor in determining the outcome of Game 5 on Tuesday at Staples Center. “You have to be ready to play and ready to sustain play in this series,” Rivers said at the Clippers’ practice faciltiy in Playa Vista. “Even in the middle of a game, you can’t take a break. When you take a break, they make a run. When they take a break, we make a run.” Los Angeles Daily News

When Doc Rivers walked into the locker room, the scene stopped him. Chris Paul called on the Clippers to congratulate the young guard responsible for saving the season and present him the game ball. Everyone clapped. Everyone let out a long, loud cheer for Austin Rivers. "For a moment, for a half second maybe, I became a dad in there," Doc Rivers told Yahoo Sports later on Sunday at the AT&T Center. The tears welled in his eyes, but he quickly wiped them away and stiffened in the concrete corridor. Yahoo! Sports

"There's a whole bench, but Austin's always the piñata," Doc Rivers told Yahoo Sports. "The thing I don't like is that guys use that name to get hits. It's so cheap. And I hate that. All the way back, that always pissed me off. Guys writing about him just because it's going to get hits For that, I feel for him. It makes me think sometimes I wish I wasn't the dad in this case. "He's been a target his whole life." Yahoo! Sports

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"I just know we got our butts kicked," Rivers said. "They played terrific basketball, and we didn't. I thought we had great shots to start the game. We have had this a couple of times this year, but not very often where we lose our spirit because we can't make shots. That is what I thought happened as the game went on every time we missed a shot we played less defense. We will look at the film and see if we can fix it. I know we can." ESPN.com

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