Rivers said he’s chosen to give money to the Violence Intervention Program in Los Angeles for every technical he gets, and he said the donations are retroactive.
“All of the money that I have been fined is going to them now and any technical foul after that is going to them,” he said. “Any technical foul the players get, I want them to find their group and give it to an organization.”
VIP helps victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect.
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“I have to be the leader of this team,” Doc Rivers said. “My actions have to go first.”
The Clippers are third in the NBA with 32 technical fouls this season behind league-leading Phoenix and the New York Knicks.
Rivers said he watched video of all the team’s technicals so far. Earlier in the season, he told the team that he would do the fighting and they should focus on playing.
Elite Kids Nick Martin Jersey Knowing that Philadelphia would blitz Isaiah Thomas, Stevens drew up a simple pick-and-roll that would put Olynyk in position to either shoot an open jumper, attack the basket or move the ball to an open man. Sure enough, the sequence left Al Horford wide open in the corner and Olynyk alertly delivered the ball to the veteran big man, who drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds remaining in Boston’s 110-106 triumph at TD Garden.
Al Horford accepts congratulations after hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the Celtics’ win over the Sixers Friday. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
“Just how we drew it up. Like, exactly,” said Horford, who scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help carry a Celtics team that typically has leaned heavily on Thomas in the final frame.
“Thatâ€™s how Coach drew it up. He knew they were gonna help and Kelly just found me and I just had to knock the shot down.”