Sixers seize season opener in a comeback effort vs. Wizards, but Doc Rivers has plenty of work to do after debut

PHILADELPHIA — Doc Rivers says there’s no extra motivation. No one would blame him if he said otherwise. He accepted the 76ers head coaching job within days of being fired as the Los Angeles Clippers coach. Despite having the best winningest percentage in Clippers franchise history, Rivers has been criticized for losing last season’s second-round series despite having a commanding 3-1 lead. In addition, that squad had major chemistry issues, star players were given special treatment and one of those players, Paul George, threw Rivers under the bus. But he said before Wednesday’s 113-107 season…

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