L.A. Clipper’s Coach On Crushing Defeat To The Rockets: “We Were Drugged!”
During the shocking Game 6 Playoff game between the L.A. Clippers and the Houston Rockets, the Rockets defeated the Clippers in a historic comeback victory. According to Doc Rivers, Head Coach of the Clippers, “We did not lose. We were robbed!”
Rivers accused the Rockets organization of drugging his players’ water during halftime.
Up until the 4th quarter of the game where the Clippers led with a score of 92-79, statisticians figured a 94.71% chance for an L.A. win. However, the Rockets finished the game on a 31-7 run ensuring a Game 7.
“We took our foot off the gas, stopped defending, a lot of things,” said Clippers forward Blake Griffin. “It just felt different…I felt different.”
The day following the game, more L.A. players reported feeling strangely in the final minutes of play. “It must have been a slow-acting drug, because I couldn’t tell what was going on,” said L.A. Guard Jamal Crawford. “I just started feeling game weary and it kept getting worse.”
Rivers sent the team’s coolers and samples of the water to two independent laboratories for testing. He hopes to have answers prior to playing Game 7.
“Whether or not we play…whether or not we file a compliant will depend on those tests.”
In a brief statement, Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale stated his team would never sink to cheating, certainly not by drugging an opponent.