Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was HEATED on Tuesday night following a close loss in game five of the playoffs to the OKC Thunder. The Clips unraveled during the last three minutes of the fourth quarter, but Doc’s beef was on a blown foul call and subsequent possession.
Doc will most certainly get a stiff fine from the NBA for his postgame press conference.
“In my opinion let’s take away replay,” Rivers said. “Let’s take away the replay system, because that’s our ball and we win the game. And we got robbed because of that call. Everybody in the arena saw it and everybody was shocked when (the officials) said Oklahoma City. That was our ball.”
“Whether it was a foul or not — it was — but they didn’t call it,” Rivers added. “He didn’t see the foul, but he had to be honest on the replay. That didn’t happen.”
“I don’t want to hear that they didn’t have that replay,” he said. “That’s a bunch of crap. That’s what I heard. That’s a bunch of crap and y’all know it. … We made a comedy of errors. Having said that, we still have the right to win the game if the ball says it’s our ball.
“We have two more games to play, but that could be a series defining call. And that’s not right.”
Yikes, Game Six is Thursday at Staples Center.