Doc Rivers: Clippers Not a ‘Flip the Switch’ Team

by February 25, 2020

Playing with a full roster for only the fifth time this season Monday night, the LA Clippers easily took care of the visiting Memphis Grizzlies 124-97.

Head coach Doc Rivers insisted they’re not a “flip the switch” team.

Kawhi Leonard led the way with a game-high 25 points, but cautioned that the Clips need to string together some consistency with only 25 regular season games remaining.


“Can I get an amen, at least?” Clippers coach Doc Rivers exclaimed after telling reporters that [Paul] George and [Patrick] Beverley would be available against the Memphis Grizzlies. “That’s how I feel.”

They have looked like a championship contender at times, such as when they’ve beaten the Los Angeles Lakers in both of their meetings, but they’re also capable of being blown out, as they were by Sacramento and Memphis at home earlier this season.

Rivers was adamant in saying that the Clippers are not a “flip the switch” team that is going through the motions in some games and can turn it on when it wants to.

“I would say anyone who says that doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” Rivers said of the Clippers. “Because flip the switch teams are teams that have been healthy all year and just have chosen not to play. But when you are out of sorts with different lineups, that’s different.”

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