Clippers coach Doc Rivers dismisses reports about team dysfunction

Thursday January 1st, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers dismissed recent reports about problems with his team’s locker-room chemistry.

Rivers was asked twice before Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks about an report that said the players "do not like each other."

“I’m not getting into all this stuff," Rivers said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I've had teams that have won and they got along. I've had teams that have won and haven't gotten along. That's why it doesn't matter.”

"I mean, really, it's so silly. To me, whenever I hear stuff that's outside of us, I think it's so silly that I usually don't make any comment on it, because it usually gives people something to write about,” Rivers added. “So go write about it, is what I'm saying."

The report didn’t affect the team on the court Wednesday as Los Angeles routed the Knicks 99-78. The Clippers have split their last 12 games.

Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who had a season-low five points against the Knicks to go along with eight assists, said there is nothing wrong with the team as he sees it.

"You see us in the locker room," Paul said. "You know that's not true. Yeah, we're fine."

The Clippers are 22-11 and sit in sixth place in the Western Conference. They continue their nine-game home stand on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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