Doc Rivers on the Clippers: “I really thought we were about to make a crazy run down the stretch”

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Doc Rivers believed that the Los Angeles Clippers were ready to “take-off”, before the season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak per ESPN.

As Rivers noted, speaking with several reporters, the Clippers “were about to make a crazy run” in the last 18 games of the regular season.

“What I know for real was the last 10 games, we were turning into the Clippers,” Rivers said on Wednesday during a video call.

“You could literally feel it … We started understanding each other … We were playing seamlessly through Kawhi and PG. It wasn’t forced anymore. Guys weren’t trying to stay out of each other’s way. You could feel the rhythm. Even the Lakers loss [on March 8], where we, in my opinion, played horrendous in that game, and that was one of our step-back games … we still had a chance, and it was our D-game, you know?

I really thought we were about to make a crazy run down the stretch. And unfortunately, bam, it stopped. … I love where we were at. And seeing the way we play and how we were coming together, this team’s good. I think we could beat anybody.”