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L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers gets emotional after Game 7 win

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It's been an emotionally taxing week for the L.A. Clippers, who played on through their first round playoff matchup while controversy swirled around their banned-for-life owner, Donald Sterling. So after the team closed out Game 7 over the Warriors on Saturday, coach Doc Rivers talked with the media about how badly his team needed a cathartic series win.

"I just thought with all this stuff, this team just needed this win," he said.

Rivers was so ebullient that, even before the game ended, he was pacing the sideline high-fiving fans and pumping his fist.

The Clippers go on to face Oklahoma City, and it's safe to say plenty of otherwise impartial hoops fans will be cheering for L.A.