If an NBA official offered to Doc Rivers to allow CJ to play, that's a breach of rule - not up to Doc, even if official asked
That's the official rule re: CJ McCollum that night - if anything else happened, it was a breach of that rule.
From the NBA Operations Manual (2/2): the offending team might offer
From the NBA Operations Manual (1/2): The game officials are instructed to permit no exceptions to this rule, regardless of any explanation
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