The Clippers are known as a whining, complaining team, so Doc Rivers is trying to get them to toughen up. After losing to the Cavs last night here is what he had to say.
“We did a lot of pouting in the game,” Rivers said Saturday. “You can’t play that way. You have to keep playing. I always call them emotional hijacks, and we had a lot of that going on. That happens, but you have to be able to pull yourself out of it individually or as a group, and I don’t think we did a good job of that.”
“We just keep playing. You get some bad calls on you and you just keep playing. Right now we’re not at that point maturity-wise. When we go bad, we start thinking bad. That’s an area we have to grow in. …You can preach it but it’s a habit and you have to get over it. There’s been times where we’ve fought it and did good job, and this is one of those nights where we didn’t.”
Blake Griffin the main pouter, says it is more frustration than pouting, but the other Clippers seem to agree with Doc that it is time to grow up.