Clippers getting a crash course in playoff experience

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first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Down 2-1, Rivers on Saturday identified areas needing improvement – and cautioned that the game isn’t going to be graded on a curve.“I like Sham more than Shai so far, to be honest,” said Rivers of Shamet and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the precocious pair who compose the Clippers’ all-rookie backcourt. “Sham, he’s had a couple instances where he’s made shots, but I like his competition; Sham has absolutely competed every possession.”Although Gilgeous-Alexander has eight assists and just two turnovers, to go with five steals and four blocks through three playoff games, Rivers said he thinks the mild-mannered 20-year-old from Kentucky can sharpen his sense of urgency: “Get into the competition more.”“Have you ever tried to teach your kids how to have urgency? And do they have it?” Rivers asked. “That’s the point. Our guys have to have urgency, and I don’t care what age they are. You have to all have it.”That doesn’t mean Rivers wants to turn Gilgeous-Alexander – who’s been limited to seven points or fewer in the past two games – into a fiery clone of Patrick Beverley.“I don’t want him to be expressive, I don’t want him to change,” Rivers said. “The one thing I’ve learned as a coach: You are who you are, emotionally. There’s some non-emotional guys who can play hard and be physical and then there’s (Montrezl Harrell). But they both can do the same thing.”With the right competitive spirit, Rivers said his up-and-coming contributors are capable of handling the postseason workload before them.Related Articles “Every possession is important. Everything matters, you know?” Zubac said. “Every single decision you make is going to matter in the end. You have to pay attention to every little detail in the scouting and the tactics and the walkthroughs. You have to be focused.”And you have to focus only on that moment, he said.“Every time I make a mistake, I put some pressure on myself. That’s not really good. I’m trying not to do that,” Zubac said. “So before Game 2, I was putting pressure on myself. But now I started to learn how to have a next-play mentality.”Playoff basketball also requires increasing toughness, rookie shooting guard Landry Shamet has learned.“They were just physical,” Shamet said after the Warriors dispatched the Clippers 132-105 in Game 3, when he missed all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with just six points. “(They) heightened their level of physicality and intensity.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PLAYA VISTA — In February, before the Clippers had a playoff spot locked up or an inkling they’d be up against the two-time defending champions in the first round, Doc Rivers’ eyes lit up at the thought of the team’s young players gaining postseason experience.“You learn how to play,” Rivers said then. “(You learn) the importance of possessions. It’s learning how to be a pro, learning how to prepare for a single game.”That sounded good to the Clippers’ youngsters, who did all they could to make sure they were registered for the 400-level NBA course – and who now are learning that it’s as challenging as upperclassmen told them it would be.“It’s not hard, but it’s a lot of stuff,” said third-year center Ivica Zubac, who came on strong when Thursday’s game was out of hand, finishing with 18 points and 15 rebounds. He said he’s hoping that performance will pave the way for more meaningful production in Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Staples Center.center_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “This has not been rocket science,” Rivers said. “There’s really not been a lot of big adjustments. Defensively, I don’t know if they’ve made any adjustments other than with Lou, they’re staying with him a little longer. (But) Lou’s been trapped all year, so again, this is not like something that we’ve got to go into a lab and figure it out. It really isn’t.”Not rocket science, but still it’s a whole new ballgame for his three young starters, as well as the other three first- or second-year players on the roster – and that’s a notion that continues to thrill Rivers.“It’s a great challenge, a great coaching challenge,” he said. “It’s a great challenge for them too, and you can see them learning on the fly, possession by possession, so it’s been a lot of fun.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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