Doc Rivers calls reporter’s question “The dumbest thing I’ve ever heard” (VIDEO)


The Los Angeles Clippers are not happy about losing to the Utah Jazz in Game 1 on Saturday at home. Chris Paul lost his mind after Joe Johnson hit the game-winner.

So, too, was LA coach Doc Rivers upset when a reporter asked him a question about the Clippers’ final possession of the game.

During media availability after the game, a reporter asked Rivers if Paul should have held the ball instead of scoring and tying the game on a drive with 13 seconds left. That time left over was the allowance needed for Johnson’s game-winner.

Rivers responded:

If you have the chance, you score. No matter what.

Utah beat LA, 97-95. The Jazz lead the series, 1-0. Game 2 is in LA on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30 PM PST on TNT.

Robin Lopez and T.J. Warren exchange contact, heated words (video)

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Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.

Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.

Lakers blow 5-on-1 fastbreak (video)

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Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.

Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.

But at least the Lakers won.

Did Reggie Jackson distract Jimmy Butler into missing game-tying free throw? (video)

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With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.

Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.

Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.

Bulls’ Kris Dunn dunks on T.J. Warren after savvy/explosive halfcourt drive (video)

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Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.

T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.