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Clippers Coach Doc Rivers fined $15,000 by NBA for outburst during loss to Nets

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers fined $15,000 by NBA for outburst during loss to Nets

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a referee and not leaving the court in a timely manner after he was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

With 18.6 seconds to play in the first overtime of a double-overtime Clippers loss, Rivers was issued a technical foul by referee Ken Mauer. Rivers was upset because he had been talking to referee Lauren Holtkamp when Mauer intervened.

Mauer then hit Rivers with a second technical foul, an automatic ejection.

Rivers had to be held back by center DeAndre Jordan and Clippers assistant Sam Cassell as he tried to chase after...

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