In the wake of the controversy surround Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling and his racist remarks, the Clippers were easily disposed of by the Golden State Warriors in game 4. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 118-97 to tie the series at two.
After it was announced that Sterling was banned from the NBA for life and would be fined the maximum amount of $2.5 million on Tuesday, the Clippers bounced back that night, defeating the Warriors 113-103 to take a 3-2 series lead.
At shootaround Thursday, Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers seemed quite pleased with his team.
“This was the best [shootaround]. It was better than the last two, I can tell you that,” Rivers told Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles. “I don’t know if we’re there completely but we’re getting closer … They’re in a better spirit, there’s no doubt. They’re actually joking again. They’re making jokes about their coach again. I think that’s good.”
Game 6 between the Clippers and Warriors is set to tip at Thursday night at about 10:40 pm EST.