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Game 2 a must-win for Clippers vs. Warriors

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Two weeks before the playoffs began, Clippers coach Doc Rivers warned his players that they probably would lose a game at home. He just didn't think it would happen this quickly. No one did, of course, but now the Clippers are down 1-0 in the best-of-7 first-round Western Conference series against the Golden State Warriors. That makes Game 2 on Monday night...
Via Fox Sports West
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Blake Griffin spills water on fan

The other team I follow is Golden State. It means more that the Dubs are going up against Doc Rivers Clippers. Old friend Jermaine O'neal was big for the Warriors Saturday. Especially with Bogut out. Blake Griffin was in foul trouble all day, and after he fouled out. Blake showed some signs of being an asshole.
Via Celtics Today
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Doc Rivers: Too many weak fouls called on Blake Griffin

Doc Rivers believes that the referees called a few too many weak fouls on Blake Griffin during Game 1 of the Clippers’ playoff series with the Golden State Warriors Saturday, which they lost at home 109-105. Griffin only played 19 minutes before fouling out in the final minute of the game, and he never really […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders? With one game left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are comfortably on top of the Pacific Division standings and own the 3rd seed in the tough Western Conference. While their 56 wins have tied their franchise best, many people are still asking if the Clippers are really contenders, or just pretenders.To answer...

Doc Rivers On KD: “The Single Most Difficult Guy To Defend”

On the eve of their showdown against Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gave high praise to 3-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. “He’s already the single most difficult guy to defend” in the NBA. “I’ve said that for three years,” Rivers said Tuesday, on the eve of his team’s showdown with the Thunder in a game that could determine the top three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers notes: Setting up playoff picture, Hedo retires, injury updates

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- To Clippers coach Doc Rivers, it's just another game on the NBA schedule. But Wednesday night could be the most significant game his team plays this season. When the Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder starting at 7 p.m. on Prime Ticket, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs could be at stake. The Thunder play in Sacramento on Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Jamal Crawford ‘Certainly’ Should Win Sixth Man Award

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers feels strongly about Jamal Crawford’s production this season for the Clips. Rivers believes Crawford’s play warrants the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, as tweeted by the Clippers’ official Twitter page: Doc said he “certainly” thinks @JCrossover should win 6th Man of the Year. “He’s just been fantastic” — Los Angeles...
Via Basketball Bicker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Celtics Franchise Has ‘Championship Mindset,’ Even In Rebuilding Years

The 23-51 record suggests otherwise, but when Doc Rivers looks across the country at his former employer, he sees an organization with a winning culture. The Boston Celtics do not take losing well. Even with now-guaranteed inclusion in this year’s NBA draft lottery, the team and its fans are already looking to the future, either short- or long-term. Coach Brad Stevens has put together...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Davis sent to locker room by Doc Rivers during game

Glen Davis was sent back to the locker room during the second quarter against the Rockets Saturday night for disciplinary reasons, and will not return. Glen "Big Baby" Davis will miss the rest of the game for disciplinary issues. — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 30, 2014 According to Brad Turner of the LA Times: Glen Davis just got pulled out of game and said someting...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers pull away from Bucks for 50th win

LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers' mantra this season has been process over results. The Clippers' coach remains even-keeled regardless of a win or a loss, choosing to focus on how Los Angeles played on a given night rather than the final score. With a pivotal five-game road trip with playoff implications looming, the Clippers understandably overlooked the lowly Milwaukee Bucks on...
Via Fox Sports West
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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