Doc Rivers got his team fined on Thursday by making a simple statement a day earlier.

Rivers said Kawhi Leonard was feeling good which cost the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000.

The NBA announced the fine on Thursday for the statement, including one made by Rivers, that were “inconsistent” with Leonard’s health status.

Leonard sat out the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the first of back-to-back games for the Clippers. The NBA had announced earlier in the day that Los Angeles was in the right to sit the superstar in relation to him managing a tendon issue in his left knee.

“Following additional review of the L.A. Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team’s decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules," a league statement said Thursday. "The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games."

However, Rivers told the gathered media on Wednesday that Leonard felt “great,” apparently contradicting load management protocol.

"He feels great," Rivers said. "But he feels great because of what we've been doing. We're just going to continue to do it. There's no concern here. But we want to make sure. I think Kawhi made a statement that he's never felt better. It's our job to make sure he stays that way."

The league has been cracking down on teams who have been sitting star players in nationally televised games. The most notorious incident of it came in 2012 when the San Antonio Spurs were fined $250,000 for sitting Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green in a contest against the Miami Heat that TNT was televising.

Leonard presents a unique situation, though. Last season, the Toronto Raptors sat him in 22 regular season games as he was coming off a severe quad injury which cost him most of the season. He would go on to lead the Raptors to the NBA Championship while averaging 30.5 points in 24 playoff games and winning the Finals MVP award.

The Clippers would go on to win the second game of the back-to-back on Thursday night 107-101 against the Portland Trail Blazers with Leonard in the lineup, picking up 27 points and 13 rebounds over 33 minutes of court time.