Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said he can understand why Los Angeles Clippers players reacted the way they did to the Donald Sterling controversy, after the NBA team owner allegedly made racist remarks.

Clippers players gathered at center court Sunday before their 118-97 Game 4 loss in their playoff series against Golden State and took off their Clippers warm-up shirts, then left them there. The players then warmed up wearing inside-out red shooting shirts that did not display the Clippers name or logo. During the game, players wore black arm or wrist bands and black socks.

"It's tough for the Clippers players," Green said. "That's a tough decision, whether you want to play or not for somebody who would make those kind of comments. But I feel like (Clippers coach) Doc Rivers, he's a guy who handled that whole situation well. I think they'll be fine."