According to Woike, the argument could be heard by reporters waiting to speak with players in an adjacent room. “Profanities and yelling made their way through the cement walls,” Woike reports.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers downplayed the situation.
“It’s [like any] locker room after you lose and play like that. Guys are upset,” Rivers told the Register. “That’s about it.”
Smith had two points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes of action. The Clippers have now dropped seven of their last nine to fall to 6–7.
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Smith signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum this summer after splitting last season between the Pistons and Rockets. After averaging 33.6 minutes per game in his first 11 NBA seasons, Smith is playing just 14.8 minutes per game this year.
You can watch highlights of Los Angeles’s loss below.
- Dan Gartland