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Austin Rivers went 4-of-12 from the field in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Jazz, on his way to nine points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes. Rivers perhaps was a bit too comfortable jacking up contested shots in this one, and while he did do a decent job defensively against Gordon Hayward, his inability to have a positive impact on the offensive end was a major issue for Los Angeles. As a side note, with the Game 7 loss, the Clippers became the first team in NBA history to blow a series lead in five straight postseasons, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin during free agency.

Apr 30 - 6:40 PM

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Rivers started at shooting guard and supplied 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 35 minutes Friday in a 98-93 win over the Jazz in Game 6 of the series.

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Apr 29 - 11:27 AM

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Austin Rivers came through in his start against the Jazz on Friday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He had two very clutch treys with less than four minutes left in the game, including a huge one with 1:29 remaining to give the Clippers a 10-point lead. Coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers were much better on the perimeter with defense, so you can pencil his son as a starter for Game 7. After playing just 18 minutes in Game 5, Rivers could be flirting with 40 minutes on Sunday.

Apr 29 - 1:45 AM

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Austin Rivers vowed to be more aggressive in Game 6 in Utah on Friday. "All I needed was that one game just to get my rhythm back," Rivers said. "I’m not going to be out there trying to figure stuff out next game. I’m going to be aggressive." The rust was very apparent in his return from an 11-game absence on Tuesday, as he missed all four of his shots and brought very little to the box score in his 18 minutes off the bench. He should be able to flirt with 20 minutes again in Game 6, but given the matchup, he's not a great guy to target in fantasy hoops.

Orange County Register

Apr 26 - 11:29 AM

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Austin Rivers (hamstring) returned to action in Tuesday's Game 5 vs. the Jazz, scoring two points with two boards and one assist in 18 minutes. Coach Doc Rivers was only expecting him to play around 12 minutes and the rust was obvious as the SG missed all four of his shots from the field. With that said, he did play some solid defense and his minutes will likely be in the 20s for Game 6 in Utah on Friday. He will be tough to trust in fantasy leagues until his restrictions are lifted.

Apr 26 - 1:52 AM

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Austin Rivers (hamstring) is expected to play about 12 minutes in Game 5 vs. the Jazz on Tuesday. Additionally, Rivers will come off the bench and Mo Speights will remain in the starting lineup. If Rivers' hamstring holds up well tonight, his minutes should quickly trend up and he will eventually have some nice DFS appeal with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the postseason.

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Apr 25 - 9:14 PM

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Rivers (hamstring) provided two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 96-92 loss to the Jazz in Game 5 of the series.

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Apr 25 - 10:30 AM

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Rivers (hamstring) will play in Tuesday's Game 5 against Utah but will face a minutes restriction, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.

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Apr 24 - 5:18 PM

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Doc Rivers confirmed that Austin Rivers (hamstring) will play with a minutes limit in Game 5 against the Jazz on Tuesday. Rivers hasn't taken the court since March 29, so his minutes will likely be in the lower-20s on Tuesday night. Raymond Felton will likely lose some minutes with Rivers back in the rotation.

Mark Medina on Twitter

Apr 24 - 5:15 PM

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Austin Rivers said his hamstring has made "significant improvement," and he will return to the court for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Jazz. This falls in line with an earlier report from Adrian Wojnarowski that stated Rivers was expected to play on Tuesday, so we should get official confirmation following Tuesday morning's shootaround. With Rivers back in action, Raymond Felton won't play as much.
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RT @RealGM: Chris Paul Lost Faith In Doc Rivers Due To How He Favored Austin Rivers Over Team: https://t.co/jBzFVxauR8 https://t.co/XlqN4x2…
RT @BleacherReport: CP3's relationship with Doc Rivers was ruined after he refused to deal his son for Melo, per @michaeleaves https://t.co…
RT @Lizzs_Lockeroom: Austin Rivers at the next Clippers practice https://t.co/kZsgkIhUN5
RT @Lizzs_Lockeroom: Austin Rivers at the next Clippers practice https://t.co/kZsgkIhUN5
RT @Yaboy_Skeete: Niggas kidnapped DeAndre Jordan, & forced him to stay with the clippers now they leaving him w/ Patrick Beverly & Austin…
RT @basketballtalk: Report: Favoritism for Austin Rivers led Chris Paul to “despise” Doc Rivers https://t.co/sKtF3gLoaB
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RT @BruhReport: DeAndre Jordan pulling up to CP3's house after he forced him to stay, just so he could leave him with Austin Rivers https:/…