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Unaccustomed to being finals failures, Sydney Roosters say they are not motivated by the chance to spoil the playoff hopes of their NRL rivals as the Tricolours seek to salvage something from their wreckage of a season.After three successive minor premierships and the 2013 title, the Roosters will miss the finals for the first time under coach Trent Robinson.They face Brisbane at Allianz Stadium in the opening match of round 21 on Thursday night - the first of a number of finals contenders they meet over the final six games of the regular season.The Roosters face Penrith, North Queensland, St George Illawarra, Cronulla and the Broncos again over the final third of the regular season and have the opportunity to put a dent in the finals hopes of every side with a win.The Roosters wobbled on their way to the 2013 finals with a penultimate round loss to Gold Coast, who missed the playoffs that year and played the role of spoiler with the title hopes of the Tricolours.But Robinson said that wasnt the focus for his side.It is a poor motivation to get into if you are focused on being an annoyance to other teams, you are putting it in the wrong place, Robinson said on Wednesday.That might be the secondary result but you need to be the best team you can be.If that is your focus then you are going to play some good footy.If your primary focus is to be annoying then you wont progress very far and you wont be a good team in the future.Robinson did concede the 15th placed Roosters would love to finish above 13th placed arch-rivals South Sydney, who have won five games as opposed to the Tricolours three.That is always of benefit to a Roosters team but we are both fighting for our own form at the moment, he said.Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is surprised at the Roosters lowly ladder position ahead of the sides first meeting their year and their first clash since Brisbanes 31-12 win in last years preliminary final at Suncorp Stadium.It does defy their team. 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NEW YORK -- CP3 mimicked giving CPR on a night that looked like lots of laughs for Los Angeles.Funny turned to fiery by the end, as an enraged Doc Rivers was thrown out as his team blew one in Brooklyn.Sean Kilpatrick scored 31 of his career-high 38 points after the third quarter and the Nets stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 127-122 double-overtime victory over the Clippers on Tuesday night.The Clippers started the game without Blake Griffin, ended it without Rivers and dropped their third straight game by coughing up an 18-point lead while not showing enough respect for the game in their coachs mind.We were walking around like we done something and that bothers me because weve done (nothing). We havent done (anything), Rivers said. For us to walk around against a team, that to me is playing their hearts out every night just to win one game, us to walk around like we done something, it bothers me on a basketball level.Chris Paul had 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, but the best guard on the floor in crunch time was Kilpatrick, who also had a career-best 14 rebounds.Brook Lopez added 27 points for the Nets, who trailed 86-68 with 2 minutes left in the third quarter.We were down 20, then next minute you know we just kept chipping it down, Kilpatrick said. Then next minute I knew we were down four, and I was like yo, its on now. Its game time.DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 23 rebounds for the Clippers, who rested Griffin, their leading scorer, ahead of a game in Cleveland on Thursday.Anybody in the league knows, they say, you mess with the game and like you said, the basketball gods got us, Paul said.The Clippers started 39-year-old Paul Pierce, who had played in just two games, in place of Griffin. Pierce had played just 17 minutes all season but logged 29 minutes in this one, such an increase in workload that Paul pushed down on his chest a few times on the court at one point, pretending to give CPR after Pierce fell on his back while being fouled on a dunk attempt.The Clippers were serious by the end.Rivers was tossed late in the first OT, becoming enraged and having tto be held back by Clippers players and assistants as he tried to get at referee Ken Mauer.dddddddddddd. 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Currys NBA-record 157-game streak was snapped earlier this season.Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson still couldnt give a timetable on Lin, saying the point guard who missed his 12th straight game with a strained left hamstring was working hard and progressing as planned.DOC IS JUST A NICKNAMEThe Clippers have increased their spending on biometrics this season, and Rivers -- first name Glenn -- was asked if he relied on that to determine Griffin would sit.I clearly didnt, Im not smart enough to use biometrics, Rivers said. But the people we hired did, and they told me biometrically that this would be a good day for him to rest.UP NEXTClippers: Visit Cleveland on Thursday night. 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