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NBA fines Doc Rivers $25,000 for comments after Game 5

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Doc Rivers was fined for his Game 5 comments Thursday. (USATSI)
Doc Rivers was fined for his Game 5 comments Thursday. (USATSI)

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After Doc Rivers' Game 5 freakout following the controversial call, the NBA fined the Clippers coach $25,000 on Thursday for his comments. The Clippers lost 105-104 Tuesday after Matt Barnes' swipe of the ball was ruled off Barnes instead of Reggie Jackson.

Rivers didn't seem to mind the punishment.

"I thought it was deserved," he told the Associated Press. "It's one of the rare times you actually earned one. I don't mind that."

Here's how we broke down the call, which the league stood by on Wednesday. Here are Rivers' comments.

Rivers also reportedly yelled at Thunder owner Clay Bennett about the call due to the lack of replay angles,

Here's the play in question:

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