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Coming back from 31 points down on the road against the defending NBA champions was unprecedented, but it may not have been the most unlikely thing to happen to Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Monday.
After Game 2, everyone was talking about Rivers’ squad outscoring the Golden State Warriors by 27 in the second half, but before the game, the coach created some buzz when he took a moment to thank an anonymous San Franciscan.
“Shout out to the San Francisco person who, at the corner today, I was walking down the street — this is a true story — I reached in my pocket to grab my phone, unbeknownst to me, dropped about two grand on the floor on the street. Kept walking, didn’t know it,” said Rivers. “Guy tapped me on the back and said, ‘That’s your money.’
“I don’t know a lot of places that that would happen. But it happened today.”
Rivers says he would have gladly hooked up the good Samaritan with some tickets had he not run away after.
Before Game 2, Doc Rivers shouts out the guy who let him know he dropped $2,000 on the street while he was walking in San Franciscopic.twitter.com/LS6n9AYT3I
— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2019
Nearly every social media reaction was roughly this: “Man, if I saw Doc Rivers drop money I’m 100% taking it.”
Rivers did not offer a location for the encounter or a description of the the generous pedestrian.
After the act of charity, Doc promptly went to work and robbed the Warriors of a 2-0 series lead.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Doc-rivers-lost-money-san-francisco-sf-returned-13771314.php.