2010 NBA Finals: Doc Rivers Accuses Derek Fisher of 'Flopping'

| by Joel Huerto

Phil Jackson got his message across earlier in the week and now it’s Doc Rivers’ turn to bellyache about NBA officials.

During his Wednesday morning press conference, nearly 12 hours after his Boston Celtics lost, 91-84, to the L.A. Lakers in Game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Rivers offered his thoughts on Derek Fisher and the way the veteran Lakers guard plays defense, and much of Rivers’ assessment wasn’t very complimentary.

When Rivers was asked how Fisher got around the screens and held Ray Allen to 0-for-13 shooting in Game 3, Rivers replied: “Besides flopping? He doesn’t do a lot, actually.”

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