It wasn’t really a surprise that the Los Angeles Clippers lost in the first round of the playoffs, they’re the Clippers, losing is kinda their thing. Sunday afternoon, they were blown out by the Utah Jazz 104-91 in Game 7 at Staples Center.
There is plenty of blame to go around, the roster has never really fit. For years the Clippers have failed have to build around Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and struggled to put together a bench that could maintain a lead.
And Doc Rivers isn’t blameless in this. He was supposed to be an elite level coach with a championship pedigree that could guide the club but his resume says differently.
Doc Rivers: Coached 3 of the 6 worst Game 7 home losses in Shot-Clock Era - '05 Celtics, 27 PTS; '09 Celtics, 19 PTS; 2017 Clippers, 13 PTS.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 30, 2017
clippers can't seriously allow doc to continue as gm. he's an arsonist pic.twitter.com/dnxU6Xn0QT— Ben Detrick (@bdetrick) May 1, 2017
This game also ended the career of Paul Pierce, as he already announced his plans to retire at the end of the season. It could also possibly end a lot of current tenures on the roster as the Clippers front office have a lot of decisions to make with eight players on the squad free agents heading into the summer. And plenty of rumors that Carmelo Anthony will be wearing blue and red next season.
Those are serious questions for the summer, but I’m here for the laughs and the internet had plenty of material ready to go.
Straight Outta Clippers 😭 pic.twitter.com/PuSBjjEi4E— Legends (@LegendsofCH) April 30, 2017
📂NBA— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) April 30, 2017
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The Clippers are the first team in NBA history to blow a series lead in five straight postseasons. pic.twitter.com/erZVz2RXRP— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 30, 2017
2012-2013: 56-26— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) April 30, 2017
Not a single Western Conference Finals appearance. pic.twitter.com/t0GZdAollz
The L.A. Clippers watching the rest of the NBA playoffs like...😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/bkH3QrB7Hs— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) April 30, 2017
Clippers lose Game 7 to the Utah Jazz and this franchise will forever have selfies in Staples Center instead of Championship banners. pic.twitter.com/bG5oYZYi81— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) April 30, 2017
Clippers: "We think this is our year"— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 30, 2017
BREAKING: Los Angeles Clippers announce new logo change pic.twitter.com/5aKElhsROU— Spark Sports (@Spark_Sports_) April 30, 2017
Clippers be like 😭 pic.twitter.com/bPnCccIpWJ— Legends (@LegendsofCH) April 30, 2017
RT if you have as many championships as the LA Clippers— literally shaking (@DavidTeamHeat_) April 30, 2017
Its disgraceful that Paul Pierce had to go out w/ the Clippers, losing first round to Jazz, failing team and all. Our vets deserve better!— Sports Trump (@realSportsTrump) May 1, 2017
Well, Clippers ... pic.twitter.com/kcmU73s3vp— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 30, 2017
Exclusive recap of Jazz-Clippers. 😂 pic.twitter.com/1W0CUzoD2c— theScore (@theScore) May 1, 2017
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