By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to RotoWorld, head coach Doc Rivers is trying to keep his players together during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the teams, who are considered to be a favorite for the Championship when the NBA starts up once again.
During this break-in action, Rivers, along with his fellow coaches, have been in contact with their players. The team is using video conferencing, as there are stay-at-home orders in place around the entire United States.
“I’m trying to get my guys to understand two things: that our goals haven’t changed and the second thing is we cannot use whatever happens when we come out of this as the reason we don’t win,” Rivers said. “So, we have to be mentally prepared for something different, something strange, [like] an NCAA-tournament-style, [or] a three-game series — those are just dangerous, anybody can win those games — [or] a five-game series.”
It is not clear what platform is being used by the Clippers. But the likelihood is that it is Zoom — a platform that has become very popular during this pandemic — as high school students, college students, high school teachers, and college professors are using the platform to stay in touch with their students.
In addition, ESPN and other media outlets have been using the platform, as well.
The Clippers have the second-best record in the Western Conference. They have a 44-20 record through 64 games.
The Los Angeles-based team is led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who won their last game, before the NBA was suspended due to Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test.
Only the Los Angeles Lakers — who lost to the Clippers in two of their three games this far this season — leads the Western Conference with a 49-14 win in 63 games. This Los Angeles team lost their last game before the break.
Overall, three total teams have better records at this point than the Clippers. Besides the Lakers, two teams have better records in the Eastern Conference, as well, than the Rivers-led team.
The Milwaukee Bucks lead the league with a 53-12 mark despite their three-game losing streak in 65 games. The Toronto Raptors — the defending NBA Champions — has gone 46-18 through 64 games.
The goal for any team in the NBA, including the Clippers, is to win the Championship at the end of the season.
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