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Doc Rivers slams refs in press conference (video)

May 14, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

The entertaining end of Thunder-Clippers Game 5 continued right into Doc Rivers’ press conference. You can read his quotes on this call

…but seeing the Clippers coach in action brings his outrage to a different level.

I understand why Rivers is mad – he doesn’t like calls, right or wrong, that go against the Clippers. But why are non-Clipper fans so upset about this replay?

What is the point of replay, if not to achieve the right outcome?

Matt Barnes fouled Reggie Jackson, and Thunder kept ball. That’s pretty much right. Really, had everything been called correctly, Jackson probably should have been shooting free throws.

The referees should follow NBA rules to a T, but that doesn’t always happen due to human error. Replay is one method of oversight toward the goal of getting every call right – and, in the end, it worked.

The process breaking down multiple times along the way is an issue the NBA should address, because that will usually lead to mistakes. Last night, though, it led to the right result.

That’s no injustice.

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