Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for public criticism of the officiating after Los Angeles' Game 5 loss to San Antonio on Tuesday night.

''I thought we got some really tough calls tonight, some brutal calls,'' Rivers said after the Clippers' 111-107 home loss. ''The travel on Blake (Griffin), the goaltend on Matt (Barnes), which wasn't a goaltend. You think about the playoffs, and they're single-possession games. Those possessions, those were crucial. J.J. (Redick) `s foul that got him out, J.J. didn't touch anyone. It's not why we lost, but those were big plays for us.''

Game 6 is Thursday night in San Antonio.

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