"Tonight was one of those nights we couldn't pull ourselves out of it, and we have to," Rivers said. "If we want to be a consistently great team we're going to have to. When one guy doesn't, the other guys have to pull him out, and that's the level we're not at. Coaches can say it all they want, but players have to police themselves. I talk about it every day and when five guys are doing it like tonight, you need the other seven to say, 'Hey, let's go!' Or take all the guys out and let the other guys play but really nobody played well."
The Clippers don't have much time to regroup as their seven-game, 12-day road trip continues on Monday in Philadelphia before games against Boston, Brooklyn and Washington. The Clippers currently have the second-worst record in the Western Conference against Eastern Conference teams.
"At some point enough is enough," Paul said. "It'll be interesting to see how we come out in the Philly game. … I feel like I'm thinking too much, which I shouldn't. We got to fix it. We're going to try to make it as quick as possible."