PREGAME COACH QUOTES: GAME 6
Here are some of the best comments from Doc Rivers’ pregame media conference prior to Game 6 Thursday night at STAPLES Center:
CLIPPERS HEAD COACH DOC RIVERS
On receiving a $25,000 fine for criticizing officials after Game 5:
“I don't care about the fine. I thought it was deserved. It's one of the rare times you actually earned one. I don't mind that.
“It needed to be said and it was the truth. It was a call that should have went our way. That's been verified, as well. At the end of the day, like I said, I still look at us and say we made our own problems. You know, it should have never come to that.”
On how he’ll know if the Clippers are ready to play in Game 6:
“There's no experience that explains that. I really don't have any idea. You could have said the other day that Oklahoma, after we stole Game 4, would have come out and played great. You just don't know. It's such a human game. I wish I knew better like when I can read guys, if they're ready or not.
“I think our team's really ready. We've watched film. We've kind of gotten over it. We made more mistakes than people know down the last four and a half minutes. We went over a lot of those.”
On DeAndre Jordan’s foul trouble:
“He got one for throwing [Kendrick Perkins] down. I think he got two moving pick ones. But it doesn't matter. I don't know what you tell him on that one. I need him to be aggressive. Somebody asked about Blake the other day, ‘Do you try to get a judge on how the games called?’ As a player, I wasn't smart enough to figure that one out. I played the same way. First of all I didn't call fouls when I played, so that was a lot easier. I just think it was one of those bad luck games for him. He was in the wrong spot every time the whistle was blown. That hurt us.”