Race remarks haunt Los Angeles Clippers ahead of playoff game

Los Angeles are set to play their first home game since racist remarks, allegedly from team owner Donald Sterling, became public leading to a massive uproar.

updated: April 29, 2014 09:24 IST
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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Clippers coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers says he has declined to speak to Donald Sterling with the team's owner embroiled in a race controversy and urged fans to support the players. (Also read: Clippers' players make silent protest)

The Clippers play their first home game Tuesday since racist remarks purportedly by Sterling became public when they face the Golden State Warriors in a first-round playoff series that is delicately poised at 2-2.

Some fans want supporters and players to boycott the game in protest, but Rivers said Monday: "We need unbelievable support and I hope that's what we are going to get from our fans.

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