Former Clippers guard Lance Stephenson throws down a dunk during the Memphis Grizzlies’ 113-102 victory over the Clippers on Saturday in Memphis. Stephenson scored 12 points/AP photo by Brandon Dill
L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t rip his team that often. But he let his players, as well as himself, have it after the Clippers were defeated 113-102 by the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday evening at Memphis.
“… I’m just disappointed that we got out-competed tonight, and it was clear,” said Rivers, whose team is now 1-2 on this road trip and will play Sunday at New Orleans. “I actually thought it started in practice yesterday. It was a waste-of-time practice, it was a waste-of-time game for us today and it was a waste-of-time shootaround.
“I should’ve flown like half the team straight to New Orleans today. It would have served us well to let them go sit there and rest, because we didn’t do anything today. That’s on me, too, though. I’ve got to get them ready, and they weren’t ready to play.”