This time it was possible for the Clippers to leave on Monday night, two days before Wednesday night’s game against the Hawks at Philips Arena.
“I just think it always helps,” Rivers said. “I always think it’s far tougher going this way [from the West to the East].”
The Clippers rested and then practiced Tuesday.
They also had a shoot-around Wednesday on the campus of Georgia Tech.
“We had a great practice [Tuesday],” Rivers said. “And we’re back at it again today [at shoot-around]. But I think it helps."