Doc Rivers says Nikola Jokic Was Literally “Unstoppable” & LA Clippers Didn’t Meet Expectations
Rivers on Clippers blowing 3-1 lead: “It’s just disappointing”
To the surprise of the entire NBA world, the Los Angeles Clippers will not take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. They will not get a chance to play in the NBA Finals after entering the season as the odds-on favorites to win it all. The Denver Nuggets take game 7 by a score of 104-89, and they earned every right to advance and take on LeBron James and Co.
The most surprising part of this all is the fact that the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to a young Nuggets team, and Paul George and Kawhi Leonard finished with a combined total of 24 points. Quite frankly, it’s shocking.
“Honestly, I just thought we didn’t come through,” says Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
“I’m the coach,” he continued. “I’ll take any blame for it. We didn’t meet our expectations. Because if we had, in my opinion, we’d still be playing.”
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic notched a triple-double, finishing with 16 points, 13 assists, and a whopping 22 rebounds.
“Jokic was literally unstoppable most of the series,” says Rivers. “Tonight, when you look at his scoring numbers, you don’t see it. But then you see the passing and the rebounds, he dominated the game in a lot of different ways.”