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Coaches say they have little impact during games
Coaches say they have little impact during games

One of the most enticing subplots of the Clippers' first-round playoff series has been the coaching matchup. Every move made by Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and San Antonio counterpart Gregg Popovich has been tracked with fascination. How often will Popovich intentionally foul DeAndre Jordan? How deep will Rivers go on his underwhelming bench? Will Popovich keep aging veteran Tim Duncan fresh? Of course, there's only so much impact the coaches can have on the actual games. "One of the things that Chris [Paul] kept saying was, this is the players' game, the playoffs," Rivers said Tuesday before Game 5 at Staples Center, referring to his point guard. "You...

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