Clips' Rivers gets $25K fine for criticizing refs
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The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers $25,000 on Thursday for his postgame rant against the officials following the team's Game 5 loss Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
Rivers said the Clippers were "robbed" of a victory after a call went in favor of the Thunder with 11.3 seconds left on what he called a "series-defining play."
On Wednesday, the league defended the call, even though it appeared on replay that the ball went out of bounds off Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson.
Oklahoma City won 105-104 and holds a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series.
Game 6 is Thursday night in Los Angeles.