Mar 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (0) drives the ball defended by New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca (42) during the third quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 108-76. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers’ Glen Davis sent to locker room by Doc Rivers


The Los Angeles Clippers were fighting through a tough game against the Houston Rockets when forward Glen Davis had an outburst on the bench. When coach Doc Rivers had enough, he had Davis escorted to the locker room away from the bench.

From Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles:

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis was sent back to the team’s locker room by coach Doc Rivers with 10:21 left in the second quarter and missed the rest of Saturday night’s game for disciplinary issues. …

Davis exchanged words with Rivers and was told to sit down. Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry attempted to talk to Davis, but Rivers apparently had seen and heard enough and told team security to escort Davis back to the locker room. …

Rivers commented on it after the game saying he was simply trying to remove a distraction.

“He was emotional tonight, and we told him to go sit down,” Rivers said, via ESPN Los Angeles. “I just thought he was a distraction, and when guys are a distraction, I don’t think they should be on the bench. If you’re a distraction for anybody on the bench that should be paying attention to the game, then go sit in the back so our guys can watch the game.”

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