Clippers coach Doc Rivers tries (incorrectly) to pin NBA technical-foul lead on Warriors

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DeAndre Jordan was ejected from last night’s Clippers-Bucks game for drawing two technical fouls.

So, Clippers coach Doc Rivers used it as an opportunity to attempt to tweak his favorite rivalthe Warriors.

Rivers begins to address the issue 2:28 into this video of his postgame press conference:

  • Reporter: “I realize that you guys won the game, but the second time this year you had somebody ejected for two technical fouls. Do you feel like you guys need to do a better job of just kind of keeping it in when they get frustrated?”
  • Rivers: “I don’t know, man. I mean, who leads the league in techs?”
  • Reporter: “You guys.”
  • Rivers: “No, as a team.”
  • Rivers: “You sure? You should check that.”
  • Reporter: “I believe so.”
  • Rivers: “You should check that.”
  • Reporter: “Who do you think it is?”
  • Rivers: “I think it’s Golden State.”
  • Reporter: “You’re second?”
  • Rivers: “I could be wrong, but I know they’re up there. Don’t you guys have internet in this room? My goodness. Or is it called internet? I don’t even if it’s called internet. Is that what it’s called, Wi-Fi?

One of Rivers’ suspicions was correct: He’s wrong about this.

He are the technical-foul rankings by team:

  • 1. LAC, 18
  • 2. HOU, 16
  • 3. NOP, 14
  • 4. DET, 13
  • 5. IND, 11
  • 5. SAC, 11
  • 7. BOS, 10
  • 7. GSW, 10
  • 7. NYK, 10
  • 7. PHO, 10
  • 11. DEN, 9
  • 11. OKC, 9
  • 11. ORL, 9
  • 11. TOR, 9
  • 15. MEM, 8
  • 15. MIN, 8
  • 15. POR, 8
  • 18. ATL, 7
  • 18. MIL, 7
  • 20. BRK, 6
  • 20. CLE, 6
  • 22. DAL, 5
  • 22. MIA, 5
  • 22. SAS, 5
  • 22. UTA, 5
  • 26. CHA, 4
  • 26. LAL, 4
  • 26. PHI, 4
  • 29. WAS, 3
  • 30. CHI, 2

Rivers once took pride in how much Draymond Green was thinking about the Clippers. What would that Rivers think of him strangely bringing up the Warriors, who don’t even crack the top five of techs?