Originally written October 30, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. One thing Doc Rivers won't do is panic. One game -- and one loss -- into the NBA season, Rivers was back to business with the Clippers, ready to forget about their season opener and already looking ahead to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Staples Center. "Any time you win, it's good for your confidence," the Clippers coach said Wednesday before practice. "When you lose, it tests your resolve. I expect us to win every night that we play, and we didn't win last night, so were going to try to win tomorrow night." It will take a sharp turnaround after their 116-103 loss to the Lakers, especially on defense. The Clippers gave up 41 fourth-quarter points to the Lakers, who shot 65 percent in the final period. The Lakers also scored 30 second-chance points and had 18 offensive rebounds. Understandably, defense was the top priority at practice. "The biggest thing is staying disciplined to our concepts defensively,...
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