Doc Rivers calls on National Basketball Association to reduce back-to-back games

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

This is the second time in two weeks that stars have sat out of prime time network TV games. Still, Cleveland's no-show made waves due to its timing: Last Saturday, the Spurs blew out the Warriors 107-85 with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all resting. It turned out to be a costly game for the Cavaliers, they ended up losing to the Clippers. And if the Lakers get the No. 1 overall draft pick, do they draft UCLA's Lonzo Ball? So I think we have to treat those games like they're afternoon games and you don't play the night before and then you don't play the next night after. You're going to have back-to-backs.

"But coach's job is to figure out a way to get a team to compete for a championship, and not compete for a game".

"There is a fan base that probably bought tickets tonight to see LeBron James play for the first time", Rivers said. I really do. I feel bad for the league, but it is what it is for us, from an injury standpoint. If they played, there would be noticeably less conversation.

Obviously it sucks at times because certain games you only play in certain cities once, or you play certain teams once on their home floor, but for me personally, I want to play in every game. "I think coaches are taking responsibility, trying to look after their players, make sure they get the proper rest". And I did it the other night in Denver.

If it were David Blatt attempting to rest James with no valid reason, the result might have been different. The second-year coach chuckled and quipped, "I want him too", sounding like a man who knew the price of preparing his franchise for another deep June run was the occasional 30-point loss in March. How many wins does it cost the Cavs if LeBron plays 35 minutes instead of almost 38? James had eight past year.

Article 50 Will Be Triggered on 29 March, Government Confirms
He claimed he had not been informed by Downing Street about the Prime Minister's intended date for triggering Article 50. But Brussels wants Britain out before European Union elections in May 2019.

Forward/center Kristaps Porzingis sat out the setback to the Nets with a thigh bruise, but he is expected to play against the Clippers, according to Newsday. "Fourth Quarter" mode late in L.A. - hitting all three shots he attempted, including both treys, and sinking all six free throws to finish with 14 points in the period. Now, Kyrie's having the best year of his young career with 25.5 points a night on 47.8 percent shooting, and the rest clearly did something for the three because they came back Sunday and pulled out a nail-biting victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Cavaliers didn't play LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love against the Clippers.

ESPN also mentioned in its report that the National Basketball Association office called Cavaliers GM David Griffin due to the team's decision to keep James, Irving and Love out against the Clippers.

"Now these games on Saturday night allow the scheduling guys to [have teams] play the night before". Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was out of Saturday's game likely because he just returned from knee surgery on Thursday. It's getting better but it hasn't come along like I'd hoped. "But yeah, it's more hard this season than it has been in the past". Then the real stars take over when it matters most. "It's not work - it's called playing".

Recommended News

  • Hammers Boss Slaven Bilic Admits He Is 'Disappointed' & 'Frustrated' Following Leicester Defeat

    Hammers Boss Slaven Bilic Admits He Is 'Disappointed' & 'Frustrated' Following Leicester Defeat

    It seems the message did not get through, though, as they found themselves 2-0 down after just seven minutes. We knew we were coming on the back of an terrible away record and we wanted to try and put that right.
    Left hand starting to feel right for UFC contender Jimi Manuwa

    Left hand starting to feel right for UFC contender Jimi Manuwa

    The entire card streamed on UFC Fight Pass. "When I first started mixed martial arts, that's all I wanted - the title". As barbarous as that KO of St-Preux was, however, Manuwa's sparking of Anderson may have been even more so.
    Intel Says Their New SSD is The World's Most Responsive

    Intel Says Their New SSD is The World's Most Responsive

    As for 3D XPoint, it is a non-volatile memory technology developed in collaboration between Intel and Micron back in mid-2015. The solution works to integrate the drive into the memory subsystem and presents the SSD as DRAM to the OS and applications.
  • For state leader, Modi taps firebrand politician who once advocated killing Muslims

    He studied under the chief priest of Gorakhpur's Gorakhnath Temple, Mahant Avaidyanath, who was also a four-time parliamentarian. The oath-taking ceremony was held in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.
    Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas Drop By Average Of 2 Cents

    Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas Drop By Average Of 2 Cents

    That's about 33 cents more than it was at the same point previous year . Prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days across the country.

    Lawmakers: No evidence to back Trump's wiretap claims against Obama

    "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower", he told reporters at the Capitol, and he said that if Mr. The Trump administration has also reiterated those denials.
  • Clippers' Doc Rivers laments the idea of resting players

    Clippers' Doc Rivers laments the idea of resting players

    Those same fans should get at least at 50 percent discount from the home team's owner on a night any star is resting. Fundamentally at issue is who is to be served by a coach's decision to sit or start his stars.

    Fact-checking Trump's tweets: Does Germany owe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums of money'?

    When CNN asked him if the White House had apologised , Spicer said: "No, we were just passing on news reports". Merkel had close relations with Trump's Democratic and Republican predecessors, Barack Obama and George W.
    NBA Wrap: Harden outduels LeBron as Rockets edge Cavs

    NBA Wrap: Harden outduels LeBron as Rockets edge Cavs

    Devin Booker scored 28 to lead Phoenix , and Alan Williams continued his production off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Houston committed just six turnovers and built on their dominance on the offensive glass into 15 second-chance points.
  • Pep Guardiola: Manchester City draw with Liverpool 'one of my happiest days'

    Centre-back Keane, 24, faced Reds in a 2-1 defeat at Anfield two weeks ago Who is better at indoor kick-ups? I can not change it. Liverpool match or better their opponents in quality scoring chances created every single week.

    Brexit will begin on March 29th, No 10 reveals

    Merkel said "it makes absolutely no difference whether the notification comes one day earlier, or three or seven days afterward". They added: 'We have said we expect this to be a two-year process and we are confident that is what we will achieve'.
    Norway named world's happiest country; USA  ranked 14th

    Norway named world's happiest country; USA ranked 14th

    And inequality is rising", Sachs said, citing research and analysis he conducted on America's declining happiness for the report. The overwhelming importance of having a job for happiness is a major factor, and holds across all of the world's regions.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.