With so many
"Don't know yet," Rivers responded. "I'm just going to leave it at that."
When Rivers came to the Clippers from the
Rivers, who is African American, also was named the team's senior president of basketball operation, giving him the power to run the team.
Anger has erupted toward Sterling because of an audio recording released by the celebrity gossip site TMZ. In it, a man who sounded like Sterling told a female friend he was upset she posted a picture on her
The fallout meant that Rivers and his players had to spend time on the issue before and after playing the
"They've been pulled in a million directions over the last 24 hours," Rivers said. "That's a fact."
Rivers said he hasn't spoken to Sterling, who didn't attend Game 4, which the Clippers lost, 118-97.
Though the Clippers' players declined to comment on Sterling, the Warriors players didn't mind weighing in on the matter.
"We have some dedicated fans that show up every night," Warriors guard
Golden State Coach
Jackson said he had to spend some time talking to his players, but he also was opposed to boycotting the game.
"You stand up there and you answer questions as an African American man, and you sound intelligent and you carry yourself and conduct yourself to answer and let people know," Jackson said.
"You make a statement by who you are, by players like Steph Curry and
The Clippers had done a very good job against the Warriors' three-point shooters in the first three playoff games, holding Golden State to 27.3% shooting (21 for 77).
But the Clippers lost containment too many times in Game 4 on Sunday, letting the Warriors make 46.9% (15 for 32) from three-point range.
Curry, who had shot seven for 20 from three-point range in the first two games, was seven for 14 from three-point range en route to 33 points.