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Watch Austin Rivers tell refs to give father Doc Rivers a technical foul

Watch Austin Rivers tell refs to give father Doc Rivers a technical foul

The Rivers family stole the show in Wednesday night's Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets game.

Former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers disagreed with a call that went against his Clippers, and he let the refs hear about it. That's when his son Austin, who plays for the Rockets, stepped in to tell the refs to give his father a technical foul.

They obliged, and Doc was ejected in what made for a hilarious moment.

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Austin topped it off with a perfect tweet after the game.

Yeah, the holidays could get a little awkward.

Making matters even worse for Doc, the Clippers went on to fall to the Rockets, 102-93.

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WATCH: James Harden fools Kyrie Irving with filthy crossover

WATCH: James Harden fools Kyrie Irving with filthy crossover

Here's a Kyrie Irving Nets highlight Celtics fans will enjoy.

Irving was tasked with defending Rockets star James Harden on Friday night, and it did not work in his favor. Harden gave the ex-Celtics guard a taste of his own medicine with his handles in the first quarter.

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Now Irving knows how it feels to be on the other side.

The Nets are off to a rocky start this season as they're 1-3 heading into Friday night. The reports coming out of Brooklyn about Kyrie's "mood swings" certainly haven't helped matters either.

As for Irving's former team, the Celtics, they're off to a 3-1 start with newcomer Kemba Walker leading the way.

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NBA Rumors: Could Clint Capela be a Celtics target at trade deadline?

NBA Rumors: Could Clint Capela be a Celtics target at trade deadline?

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For all of the positive vibes surrounding the 2019-20 Boston Celtics, there's one obvious area for improvement ... and it's under the basket.

The Celtics entered the season pretty thin at center, and early injuries to Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis left only second-year big man Robert Williams, recent pickup Vincent Poirier and 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to play the position.

Depending on what happens between now and February's NBA trade deadline, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge could decide he needs an upgrade at center to compete in the Eastern Conference.

Could that upgrade be Houston Rockets center Clint Capela?

In a column Wednesday for ESPN, Brian Windhorst mentioned Capela as a player "executives are watching," noting that Houston considered trading Capela last summer before landing Russell Westbrook.

"If the Rockets need midseason changes, and they almost always itch for them, Capela could be available again," Windhorst wrote.

The 25-year-old has averaged a double-double in each of the last two seasons (16.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game last season) and is an excellent rim protector, with eight blocks in just three games for Houston this season.

Windhorst also noted veteran big man Steven Adams could be a Celtics target if the Oklahoma City Thunder make him available. But during a recent appearance on "The Bill Simmons Podcast," NBC Sports Boston contributor Chris Mannix suggested Capela is the apple of Boston's eye.

"I think the guy they're sitting on, really, is Clint Capela," Mannix said. "I think they'd love to take a Daniel Theis contract and maybe a couple other small things and a draft pick and go get a guy like that."

Expectations are high in Houston with Westbrook joining James Harden, and if they meet those expectations, it seems unlikely they'd deal an important player like Capela while competing for a top Western Conference playoff spot.

But if the Westbrook-Harden experiment goes south, perhaps Ainge will place a call to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

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