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Doc Rivers fined


Doc Rivers fined

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NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $25 000 by the NBA on Wednesday for public criticism of the officiating after they lost Game 5 to San Antonio on Tuesday night.

“I thought we got some really tough calls tonight, some brutal calls,” Rivers said after the Clippers’ 111-107 home loss.

“The travel on Blake (Griffin), the goaltend on Matt (Barnes), which wasn’t a goaltend. You think about the playoffs, and they’re single-possession games. Those possessions, those were crucial. J.J. (Redick)’s foul that got him out, J.J. didn’t touch anyone. It’s not why we lost, but those were big plays for us.”

Game 6 is Thursday night in San Antonio.