LOS ANGELES – Doc Rivers said he can't remember the last time in his two decades as an NBA head coach, he and the opposite head coach were thrown out simultaneously in the same game.
But it happened in the third quarter of Friday. Then rivers joke afterwards that he spent the fourth quarter enjoying a bottle of upper California red wine while his LA Clippers polished by Chicago Bulls 128-121 at Staples Center.
"I don't think I've ever seen it, but I've been a long time, so I needed to try something new," joked the rivers. "It felt pretty good, actually. Opus [One wine] was phenomenal when I looked at the fourth quarter."
Rivers and Bull's coach Jim Boylen were ejected by 1
Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, Montrezl Harrell rallied 26 and Los Angeles Clippers in a third quarter who saw both coaches cast out to argue to beat Chicago Bulls 128-121 on Friday night.
Judge Jason Phillips said the other technical flaws for each trainer, which led to automatic exclusion, were to continue their argument.
"We told [the coaches] it was enough, and then they continued," Phillips said.
Boylen believed that the screen Harrell set was of the same kind that injured one of his players in the first half.
"I talked to officials before half," Boylen said. "I said you have to look at the moving screen [in the first half]. I think it was an offensive foul. They came back half and said it was an offensive foul and they missed it, which I appreciate. And I released it
Clipper's head coach Doc Rivers says he doesn't know why he was thrown out and all he told Jim Boylen was telling your guys to call out
"Then [the Clippers] put another moving screen at halfway as they call an offensive foul and I already have a guy sitting in the storage room of a kind he took in the first half. " Boylen referred point guard Ryan Arcidiacono, who left the match after being hit hard in the first half.
"Now they go after my second point guard with a moving screen and I do not appreciate it, continued Boylen. "I let them know I didn't appreciate it. I let everyone know. I don't know how Doc got involved. He didn't think it was a moving foul. I have no problem with Doc. I have no problem with Doc. He's struggling for his team. I fight for my team. I am worried about my group and protecting my group. "
After Harrell put his second half screen, Rivers said he started talking to an official.
"I just said it was a pure pick, and suddenly I hear Boylen cries out to me and says we were dirty or anything, because I guess he put in the first half another legal pick and one of their guys got hurt, Rivers says. "I wanted to say maybe turn around and look at your guys and tell them to call pickups, but don't scream at me. I didn't say so well. "
Rivers continued," And then came right now and threw us both out. I never talk to the other coach, unless the coach talks to me. I don't think I should have been wasted on it. I didn't start anything. "
Rivers added:" I don't think a coach would ever make comments to another coach about his team, but Jimmy chose to do so. It's up to him. It's up to him. "
Harrell, for his part, said that Boylen did not leave any comment to him." "Honestly, I did not really think it was an illegal screen, just like the first I put," Harrell said. It's not up to me to call the person I'm screening and let them know I'm shielding them. I was standing in the middle of the floor waiting for my guy to drive the ball up on the floor both times. They had to hit screens, it's on their bigs to dial up screens.
"I didn't do anything bad. I didn't do anything dirty. They are straight basketball games. So if you want to get angry with it, get angry at your own big … … he must announce that it's a blind spot As far as it does, only two passionate coaches are fired on an ongoing game, a coach thought it was a dirty game, the other did the right thing that defended me as a player and what he also thought was a the right game on the court. "