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Doc Rivers wants NBA replay system scrapped

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LA Clippers went down to a devastating defeat in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night, and after the game Clippers coach Doc Rivers vented his frustration.

The Thunder looked dead and buried late in the fourth quarter, but a 17-3 run saw them usurp the Clippers and take the game 105-104.

There was plenty of controversy late on in the game though and a few poor decisions by Clippers point guard Chris Paul, but it seems that Rivers would most like to take his frustration out on the replay system.

The issue for Rivers is that he feels that the replay system should have awarded his team possession of the ball with a two-point lead late on.

Foul calls cannot be adjudged by the system, but according to Rivers his team should have received the ball, with the video above showing the call that angered the Clippers boss.

“In my opinion, let’s take away replay. Let’s take away the replay system. Because that’s our ball. We win the game. And we got robbed because of that call," Rivers said. 

"And it’s clear. Everybody in the arena saw it. That’s why everybody was shocked when they said Oklahoma City ball. Whether it was a foul or not — it was, but they didn’t call it.”

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