May 13, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts to a call in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers on controversial out of bounds call: We got robbed


At the end of Game 5 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, Clippers guard Chris Paul was called for a controversial foul behind the three-point line that allowed Russell Westbrook to give the Thunder a one-point lead with just six seconds to go.

You can watch a video of the foul call by clicking here.

There was also a controversial out of bounds call, which gave Oklahoma City the ball for the possession that the phantom foul was called on, and Doc Rivers was livid.

After the game, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers held no punches and did not seem concerned about a fine when he sounded off on the officiating to say, “We got robbed.”

Many will agree, but the fact that the Clippers blew a double-digit lead down the stretch is more on them and less on the officiating. There were also terrible calls that went against both sides, so Rivers should take a step back, rewatch the game and blame his team for their collapse.

Instead, he went with some heat of the moment comments that will land him a fine from NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

Tags: Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers

  • AJP

    What exactly went against the Thunder, because I didn’t see that? All I see is the NBA doing their best to make sure they get their Durant-Lebron matchup. Just
    like suspending Randolph, and not suspending Ibaka…. The NBA has zero credibility.

  • Stan Asham

    You’re clearly not a very good journalist. Throughout his press conference, Doc said the Clippers played poorly and shot themselves in the foot. That doesn’t make the blown call any less incorrect.