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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers sent forward Glen Davis to the locker room after a clear verbal altercation between the two took place on the court Saturday night. The decision came during the second quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center, which the Clippers won 118-107.
According to the Bleacher Report, team security had to escort Davis from the game after he was called to the sidelines.
Doc Rivers just told team security to take Glen Davis to locker room. Rivers clearly not happy with Davis
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) March 30, 2014
Rivers reportedly made the determination that Davis was not in the right emotional state to play and sent him back to the locker room.
Rivers insisted that this is a one-time incident and not a recurring issue for Davis.
ESPN reported that Rivers said, “Nothing went on with me. I thought Baby (Davis) was just too emotional, and for me, if you’re too emotional I always send you back to the locker room and keep you back there until the next game.”
According to NBC Sports, Rivers, who is also the senior vice president of basketball operations for the Clippers, added Davis to the team after coaching him for four years in Boston.
The Clippers have eight games remaining in the regular season and are currently the third seed in the Western Conference for the playoffs.
Image via Twitter from Brad Turner