Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers defended Clips point guard Patrick Beverley and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant after the pair were ejected on Saturday night in the fourth quarter of their first-round playoff game.

"It was talk," Rivers told reporters.

"I don't even know what to say with that one. Pat's going to talk and that's legal. Kevin can talk, too. I don't think either one of them [should've been thrown out]."

The two players received double technicals at the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter for getting into each other's face before accruing a second double tech just 19 seconds later.