GAME 6: WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Here’s a glimpse at what the Clippers were talking about Thursday morning at shootaround prior to Game 6.

Asked about the challenges of a close-out game…

Chris Paul: “I think it’s about just going out and trying to execute and trying to win the game and not necessarily thinking about a close-out game.”

 

Asked if he’s talked to Darren Collison about how to manage an injured toe…

Matt Barnes: “This is the toe I had surgery on, so I’ve been through it somewhat. But it’s been a while. I just asked him how long it takes and he said his toe still hurts. So, I’m not expecting the pain to go away any time soon.”

 

Asked what he tells his players about the controversy now that Adam Silver’s ruling has been announced…

Doc Rivers: “Nothing. I tell them Steph Curry’s really good. And we’ve got to figure out a way of stopping him and Klay Thompson. All of that other stuff is out of their control. There’s nothing they can do. I think the players as the group, and not just ours, Golden State and the entire Player’s Union through this whole thing were phenomenal. But each team when they walk out on the floor it’s got to be about their jobs.”

 

Asked about the difference Doc Rivers has made through this entire process…

Jamal Crawford: “I couldn’t have imagined anyone leading us through this, honestly. He’s truly more than just a coach. He’s somebody that could be a teacher in a classroom. He could be a leader of this country. He’s great. He’s unbelievable.”