Austin, Doc Rivers Ejected vs. Rockets: Latest Comments and Reaction

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Head Coach Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers #25 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on December 04, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and his son Austin were ejected in the second quarter of Friday's game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. 

Austin was tossed first after he made contact with referee J.T. Orr following a missed layup, and Doc was ejected shortly thereafter when he tried to discuss his son's actions with the official.  

You can see the sequence below:

"I didn't do anything wrong," Austin said, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. "I would never put my hands on a ref. (On replay) you can see I didn't know he was behind me."

The Clippers boss has now been tossed on three separate occasions through the Clippers' first 35 games. 

His first ejection came Nov. 29 against the Brooklyn Nets, when he had to be restrained by his players and his assistant coaches during a screaming fit directed at official Ken Mauer. 

Rivers' second ejection of the season came Dec. 18, when the Clippers squared off against the Washington Wizards

He picked up two technicals with 1:06 remaining in the game, and the Clippers fell 117-110 for a tough road loss at the Verizon Center. 

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