Their game against Indiana on Wednesday night at
The Clippers could be excused if they aren't exactly in a festive mood by the time they play the Warriors.
"There's just a lot of games and a lot of travel and it's just hard," Rivers said, "so we're just going to watch our guys and I'm going to be very cautious."
This compacted portion of the Clippers' schedule includes two sets of three games in four days. After playing the
Then there's a trip that includes back-to-back games against San Antonio on Monday and Atlanta on Tuesday before a day off preceding the game against Golden State on Christmas.
Rivers has limited his team's practices in recent weeks to provide rest, canceling a previously planned session Thursday.
"My basic philosophy is if I think we can get something out of it," we practice, Rivers said, "and if you don't, why do it?"
Jamal Crawford doesn't pretend not to hear trade rumors involving his name.
It would be hard for the shooting guard considering how prevalent they have been in his 2 1/2 years as a Clipper.
"I've been in trade rumors ever since I've been here," Crawford said.
Rivers has acknowledged interest in free agent
"I just think he's a good player," Rivers said. "Why not add a good player to your team?"
But what about Rivers saying during training camp that there was no spot for Allen because of the presence of
"There wasn't at the time, and it may be [that way], so we'll see," Rivers said. "But I still have interest in him."