It’s been a roller coaster week for the Los Angeles Clippers, but the team ended on a high note. The Clips beat the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in Game 7 of their first-round NBA playoff series on Saturday, and Clippers head coach Doc Rivers could breathe a sigh of relief.
Rivers could barely contain his excitement on the sidelines as his team wrapped up the series.
“This was a hard week,” Rivers said after the game, via USA TODAY Sports. “Was it a week? It feels like two months. I needed to be able to smile and laugh and cheer and be proud of something.”
The Clippers and the Warriors reportedly engaged in a heated exchange of words after the game in the tunnel that connects the two locker rooms, and Rivers addressed his players afterward, saying, “The adversity is good for us.”
Hear what Rivers had to say after the Clippers’ win at the Staples Center in the video below.