By Sekou Smith, NBA.com
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Will the “call” from Game 5 really be one of the “definding moments” of the Clippers-Thunder Western Conference semifinals?
Clippers coach Doc Rivers certainly think so.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks certainly hopes so.
The players on both sides better not let it be so, because they’ve got another game to play, maybe two, including Game 6 tonight in Los Angeles. And any lingering issues from that wild finish in Game 5 could be detrimental to the cause.
But before we dive into Game 6, we go back and examine the call with former NBA Executive VP of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson, aka the “Dean of Discipline.”
If anyone can explain what happened, it’s Stu!
We also talk about the crazy ride that is the 2014 playoffs, postgame presser Fact or Fiction, Stan Van Gundy to Detroit as its new boss, the coaching carousel and much more on Episode 160 of the Hang Time Podcast featuring Stu Jackson and the “call.”
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