Doc Rivers reacts to Clippers fans booing team during loss to Grizzlies
Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers suffered their worst loss of the season on Saturday.
An embarrassing Clippers effort has them trailing the Grizzlies 104-80 after 3 quarters. Some fans at Staples Center booed them at the end of the quarter. pic.twitter.com/QedPIu5f2W
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 4, 2020
Doc Rivers on boos from the crowd: “With the effort we played at I can understand the frustration.”
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) January 4, 2020
The Clippers played without Paul George and Patrick Beverley, but that’s no excuse to lose to a Grizzlies team which came into Saturday with a 13-22 record.
Superstar Kawhi Leonard finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Grizzlies. The two-time Finals MVP, though, shot only 8-of-24 from the field and had five turnovers as well.
The Clippers will look to get this bad taste out of their mouths on Sunday when they host the lowly New York Knicks. Rivers told reporters on Saturday George and Beverley may be able to play in that game, while Leonard’s status will be determined later.
LA has championship aspirations this season with Leonard and George leading the charge. It’s only one game in the regular season, but the Clippers got humbled on Saturday.
LAC is 2-0 against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers this season, so we know how good the Clips are. We’ll see if the team learns from this loss and bounces back on Sunday versus the Knicks.