By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Doc Rivers was gutted following the Clippers‘ elimination from the finals, as the Nuggets grabbed the victory on Tuesday night. Following the game, Rivers said he will accept any blame for his team not meeting the expectations.
“We didn’t meet them [the expectations]. That’s the bottom line. I’m the coach, and I’ll take any blame for it. But we didn’t meet our expectations, clearly, because if we had, in my opinion, we’d still be playing”, he told reporters after the game.
“I was never comfortable. I just wasn’t,” he added about the Clippers‘ 3-1 series lead. “I just knew conditioning-wise, like, we had guys that just couldn’t play minutes, and that’s hard, you know. I mean, there were two or three times a night where we actually started getting it going, and a guy had to come out. I mean, it is what it is. So no, I was never comfortable. I can tell you that upfront. I told our coaches that.”