Coach Doc Rivers said calling Austin Rivers' mom would be his easiest free agent pitch.
Austin Rivers bruised his hip during the third quarter of Game 5 but he quickly returned to finish with eight points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.
Austin Rivers scored 25 points in Friday's Game 3 blowout win over the Rockets, hitting 10-of-13 shots (including three treys) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.
Austin Rivers started at point guard again on Wednesday, but hit just 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points and two assists in a loss to the Rockets.
Austin Rivers is listed as the probable starter for Game 2 against the Rockets on Wednesday.
Austin Rivers said there are sets he can run that Chris Paul can't and vice versa.
Austin Rivers started for injured Chris Paul (hamstring) and scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with one rebound, three assists and four steals in Monday's Game 1 win over the Rockets.
Austin Rivers will start for injured Chris Paul (hamstring) in Monday's Game 1 opener against the Rockets.
Austin Rivers was fantastic for the Clippers during their Game 4 win over the Spurs on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting through just 17 minutes of action.
Austin Rivers had seven points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 105-100 win vs. the Lakers.
Austin Rivers posted another productive line in 24 minutes on Sunday -- seven points, five rebounds and four assists with one steal and one block.
The Clippers got a "bye" against the Knicks on Friday when all five starters hit double digits in scoring and Austin Rivers led the team in scoring with 21 points, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 9-of-10 shooting in the 111-80 blowout. .
Austin Rivers had two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes off the Clippers' bench on Sunday, adding one rebound and one block without any assists or steals.
Austin Rivers scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, six assists and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.