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What's a little trolling among father and son?
The Toyota Center crowd knew first-hand on Wednesday night during the Houston Rockets 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers when Austin Rivers called for a technical foul against his father, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, as he argued. late call in the fourth quarter.
First of all, Austin's cry is that he is fully committed to the household. This was not a weak call for the technical. Austin signals this several times right in Doc's face and then entertains in the blink of an eye with the crowd once the reflexes are finally accepted.
Doc's technology was, at this point, largely ceremonial, and the rockets were already being pulled back at 47 points with James Harden . If nothing else, it may be a wake-up call after Clippers sleep.
Clips shot only 38.8 percent of the field, including 10-of-33 marks beyond the arc.
For his part, Austin finished with seven points on 3-of-12 shooting. It wasn't the greatest statistic of his career, but it did give us an unforgettable father-son moment that would probably make him sit at the infant table on Thanksgiving.